Welcome to the North Dakota Department of Labor
The North Dakota Department of Labor 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.
Labor Department Updates
Fair Housing Public Education Events
The North Dakota Department of Labor is a recent recipient of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to conduct public outreach and education regarding rights and responsibilities under Fair Housing laws.
One component of the grant permits the Department to partner with Legal Services of ND to conduct public education events throughout the western part of the State. Events were held in Bismarck, Watford City, and Williston earlier this spring. Upcoming events are scheduled in Minot on Friday, September 21 at the Holiday Inn and in Dickinson on Tuesday, September 25 at the Ramada Inn.
Fair Housing Month
Governor Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed April 2012 Fair Housing Month in North Dakota. The proclamation recognizes the State's commitment to fair housing and coincides with the anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Fair Housing Act.
PayDays & Record Keeping
Employees must be paid at least once each calendar month on the regular payday(s) designated in advance by the employer. Every employer must furnish to an employee each pay period a check stub or voucher indicating hours worked, rate of pay, required state and federal deductions, and any authorized deductions.
When an employee is terminated from employment, separates from employment voluntarily, or is suspended from work as the result of an industrial dispute, unpaid wages or compensation become due and payable at the regular payday(s) established in advance by the employer for the period(s) worked by the employee. When an employer terminates an employee, the employer shall pay those wages to the employee by certified mail at an address designated by the employee or as otherwise agreed upon by both parties.
At the North Dakota Department of Labor, we believe that educating the public about labor and human rights laws is one of our most important responsibilities. This responsibility encompasses educating people about their individual rights and helping employers and service providers understand their rights and responsibilities in order to prevent violations of law.
As part of the Department of Labor's commitment to public education, department staff provide educational presentations throughout the year. Topics are as diverse as the department's jurisdiction and include: wage and hour information such as overtime, deductions from pay, breaks, and paid time off; youth employment; independent contractor status; and human rights laws in the areas of employment discrimination, housing discrimination, and discrimination in public services, public accommodations, and credit transactions.
To request information or to schedule a speaker from the department, please contact us.
- 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
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