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Alabama Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Alabama Wage & Hour Law

  • Alabama Minimum Wage:  
    • Alabama does not have its own minimum wage law. Therefore, employees in Alabama are entitled to earn at least the federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour. 

      Jefferson County Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Jefferson County is $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage. To find out if Jefferson County has passed its own minimum wage law, visit

      Birmingham Minimum Wage

      The minimum wage in Birmingham is currently $7.25 an hour. Although the city of Birmingham passed an ordinance in 2015 requiring employers in the city to pay a higher minimum wage ($10.10 an hour), the Alabama state legislature stopped the city's minimum wage law from going into effect and declared that no local government could pass a higher minimum wage than the state-wide wage, currently $7.25 an hour. 

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Alabama and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Alabama. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Alabama.
    • In Alabama, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $2.13 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage, $7.25 an hour. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.

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