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.
ND Minimum Wage & Work Conditions Summary
The ND Minimum Wage & Work Conditions Summary poster has been updated. The poster may be printed from our website or you may contact the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights and request that a copy of the poster be mailed.
Information regarding the required employment posters may be found on our website under Publications.
Deductions From Pay
On August 1, 2013, North Dakota Century Code § 34-14-04.1 Limitations on withholdings was updated as follows:
Except for those amounts that are required under state or federal law to be withheld from employee compensation or where a court has ordered the employer to withhold compensation, an employer only may withhold from the compensation due employees:
- Advances paid to employees, other than undocumented cash.
- A recurring deduction authorized in writing.
- A nonrecurring deduction authorized in writing, when the source of the deduction is cited specifically.
- A nonrecurring deduction for damage, breakage, shortage, or negligence must be authorized by the employee at the time of the deduction.
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.