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Alaska

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Moderate ‏
Effective before 1993

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies*
  • May cover state and local government employees*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination
  • Pay Analysis Groups are defined differently than the Federal “Similarly Situated” standard

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Up to one (1) year of back pay may be awarded
    • May include interest
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees
  • Violations may incur criminal charges

Please click HERE for access to AS 18.80.220, Unlawful Employment Practices.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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