Alaska Department of Labor News

If you are looking for work or an apprenticeship program, researching unemployment rates, or need to report a wage and hour violation, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is where you need to go. The Alaska AFL-CIO aims to bring you interesting or important news from the AKDOL and share it here.

Breaking News: North Country Services to Pay $280,000 for death of employee

Screen Shot 2017-10-17 at 11.34.50 AM.png

Anchorage, Alaska: Contractor Mark Welty, d/b/a North Country Services, has withdrawn his contest of $280,000 in fines assessed by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The department cited him for hazards leading to the workplace death of his employee, Nicholson Tinker. Mr. Welty unlawfully claimed that Mr. Tinker was an "independent contractor" rather than an employee, and willfully exposed Mr. Tinker to unsafe working conditions. Read more . . . 

Heidi Drygas Commissioner, Department of Labor



Greg Cashen             Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor