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Child Labor: North Dakota

Child Labor requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Joel Fremstad and Lynn Block, Fremstad Law


  • North Dakota regulates the employment of minors who are 14 and 15 years old.
  • North Dakota limits the types of jobs minors may work. See Prohibited Occupations.
  • Minors' work hours are restricted, depending on whether or not school is in session. See Hours of Work.
  • In order to work, minors must file an Employment and Age Certificate with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights. See Employment Certificates.