Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights
The North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights is responsible for enforcing North Dakota labor and human rights laws and for educating the public about these laws. In addition, the department licenses employment agencies operating in the state and can verify the status of independent contractor relationships. We are here to be of assistance to all North Dakota citizens, employees, employers, those purchasing or receiving services, and those providing services.
Human Rights Report
The Department of Labor and Human Rights is required to publish in even-numbered years a written report of the Human Rights Act and the Housing Discrimination Act under N.D.C.C. § 14-02.4-22 and N.D.C.C. § 14-02.5-15. View a copy of the 2014 Human Rights Report.
State child labor provisions establish a minimum age of 14 to be employed and regulate the employment of teens ages 14 and 15. Generally, workers age 14 and 15 are required to file an Employment and Age Certificate, are limited in the hours they can work, and are prohibited from performing certain types of work.
Federal child labor laws further limit the types of work that can be performed by teens 14 and 15 years of age and prohibit teens ages 16 and 17 from working in certain occupations the U.S. Department of Labor deems to be hazardous.