United States – Alabama
HR & Labor
Minimum wage is $7.25/hr
Employer has to contribute between 10.82%-13.89% of the employee's wages dependent on occupation.
Employee has to contribute 10.82%-13.89% of his/her wages dependent on occupation.
There is no official state or federal law regarding severance payments. It depends on the company’s policies.
According to Alabama Labor Law, employment can be terminated with no notice. However, if there is an employment contract than the stated notice is required.
An employee can be terminated at any time as they are considered “at will employees”. No specific termination policies.
There is no official law regarding vacation days for employee. Each employer decides the number of days upon hiring the employee.
No official law regarding sick days.
There are 12 public holidays, however private employers are not required to provide either any holidays off or additional pay for work during holidays.
There are no official expat benefits. However different companies can offer special benefits for the expats working for them. Benefits differ from one company to another.
Additional Emplolyee Withholding
1) Medicare - 1.45%
2) Social Security - 6.2%
3) Unemployment Tax - 6.0% and maximum taxable earnings are $7,000
1) Unemployment Insurance - 2.0% with maximum taxable earnings of $7,000
1) Medicare - 1.45% (additional 0.9% contribution for employees earning less than $200,000)
2) Social Security - 6.2% with salary ceiling of $118,500
3) Unemployment Tax - 0%
1) Unemployment insurance - Employees can contribute voluntarily.
6.2% of employee cost
VAT / State Sales Tax