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Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights

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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.

Department Updates

New Commissioner Appointed

Dalrymple appoints Troy T. Seibel to Commissioner

Dalrymple appoints Troy T. Seibel to commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights.

"Troy is a very skilled attorney, having gained broad legal experience in both private practice and as an assistant attorney general," Dalrymple said. "Among his many responsibilities in the Attorney General's Office, Troy has served as legal counsel for the Department of Labor and Human Rights. Troy's proven legal skills and his experience with the Department of Labor and Human Rights will provide for a smooth transition and serve as a strong foundation in leading the department's mission to protect the rights of North Dakota citizens."

Youth Employment

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.

  • 600 East Boulevard Ave
  • Dept 406
  • Bismarck ND 58505-0340
  • (701) 328-2660
  • 1-800-582-8032 - In-state toll-free
  • 1-800-366-6888 or 1-800-366-6889 - TTY (Relay ND)
  • (701) 328-2031 Fax