Alaska Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as employment-related posters or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

If you need copies of all or most of the State of Alaska posters listed, write to the address shown here and the Alaska Department of Labor will collect and send them to you.

You can also notify them of your request by emailing: statewide.wagehour@alaska.gov

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Alaska Employers

Summary of Alaska Wage and Hour Act

The “Summary of Alaska Wage and Hour Act” Poster establishes minimum wage and overtime pay standards for employment subject to its provisions. These standards are generally applicable to all employees.

This document prints on a single 8 1/2" x 14" legal sheet of paper. It must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

[English]

Emergency Information

The “Emergency Information” Poster lists emergency responders' phone numbers.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

[English]

Safety and Health Protection on the Job

The "Safety and Health Protection on the Job" Poster provides employers with the OSHA-AKOSH requirements for reporting fatalities and serious injuries, and the telephone numbers to make the report.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

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Notice to Employees–Unemployment Insurance

The “Unemployment Insurance” Notice to Employees informs that employees working for this company are covered by Unemployment Insurance, which gives employees who are working reduced hours or are temporarily laid off the opportunity to retain some financial security. The notice includes contact information for if you assistance.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

[English]

Summary of Alaska Child Labor Law

The “Summary of Alaska Child Labor Law” Poster describes the specific restrictions that minors have under the Alaska Child Labor Law.

This poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it. This download prints landscape on 8 ½ x 14 paper.

Required for: All AK Employers.

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Alaska Smoking Restrictions

While Alaska does not have a statewide ban on smoking, the state does generally regulate smoking in the Alaska Statutes.

Signage needs to be conspicuously displayed in the place or vehicle, include the international symbol for no smoking and read: “Smoking Prohibited by Law – Maximum Fine $50.”

For areas that have both smoking and non-smoking areas the person in charge needs to clearly display and communicate these areas to both parties.

In both of the cases above, signage must be at least 18” wide and 6” high. The lettering on the signs must be at least 1.25” high.

Owners and operators should verify that no stricter local ordinances or laws exist when creating and posting no smoking signage in Alaska.

Required for: All AL Employers.

Federally Mandated

Employer’s Notice of Insurance

The “Employer’s Notice of Insurance” states the name of the employer's current compensation insurance carrier.

This poster may be obtained by contacting your Workers' Compensation Insurance Company. Then, AS 23.30.060 requires that you post this notice in three conspicuous places on the employer's premises.

Required for: All AK Employers.

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OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The “Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law” Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

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Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting cannot replace the physical posters.

Required for: All AK Employers.

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Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.
EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All AK Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic]

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Employee Rights Under the NLRA

The "Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act" Notice informs employees about their rights under the NLRA to form, join, and assist a union and to bargain collectively with their employer; provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct that interferes with those rights; and indicates how employees can contact the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency that enforces those rights, with questions or to file complaints. The rules require covered Federal contractors and subcontractors to post the notice whether or not they have unionized employees.

Contractors and subcontractors must post the notice conspicuously in and around their establishments, worksites, and offices where notices are usually posted so that it is prominent and readily seen by employees who are covered by the NLRA and who are directly or indirectly engaged in contract-related activities.

Additionally, contractors and subcontractors who post notices to employees electronically must also post the required notice electronically via a link to the OLMS’ website. When posting electronically, the link to the notice must be placed where the contractor customarily places other electronic notices to employees about their jobs. The link must read, “Important Notice about Employee Rights to Organize and Bargain Collectively with Their Employers.” The link can be no less prominent than other employee notices. Electronic posting cannot be used as a substitute for physical posting.

Required for: All AK Employers.

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USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA.

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All AK Employers.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Alaska Employers

Employers' Certificate of Self Insurance

In order to qualify as a self-insured employer in Alaska, a company must meet certain requirements. To view these requirements, click here.

AS 23.30.060 requires that employers post this notice in three places on the employer's premises. This document prints out as an 8 ½‘’ x 11’’ page.

Required for: Any AK Employer who qualifies for self insurance.

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The Alaska Human Rights Law and Federal Law Prohibits Sexual Harassment

The “The Alaska Human Rights Law and Federal Law Prohibits Sexual Harassment” Poster describes examples of sexual harassment and advises that if you have had any experiences with sexual harassment, to contact the Alaska Human Rights Commission.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers of State Agencies.

[English]

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

The “Americans with Disabilities Act” Poster describes that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program promotes access to state jobs and services for people with disabilities, and ensures compliance with disability rights per Administrative Order 129. Alaska's state policy is that no qualified individual with a disability shall be excluded, by reason of such disability, from participation in or be denied the benefits of the service, programs, or activities of a state agency; or be subjected to discrimination by any such agency.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers of State Agencies.

[English]

Alcohol & Drug-Free Workplace Policy Poster

The “Alcohol & Drug-Free Workplace Policy” Poster is a statement of policy regarding the maintenance of an alcohol and drug-free workplace. To ensure the safety, health, and well-being of employees, state employers must uphold this policy.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All AK Employers of State Agencies.

[English]

State of Alaska Whistleblower Act

The “State of Alaska Whistleblower Act” Poster informs that The State of Alaska, as a public employer, may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise discriminate against an employee who reports a matter of public concern to an appropriate public entity.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it. This document prints out as an 8 ½‘’ x 11’’ page.

Required for: All AK Employers of State Agencies.

[English]

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S.

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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