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Minimum Wage: North Dakota

Minimum Wage 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


  • With a few exceptions, all employees must be paid the state's minimum wage. See Minimum Wage and Exceptions.
  • North Dakota law regulates the deductions employers may take from employee wages. See Deductions from Pay.
  • North Dakota employers may opt to use a tip credit to offset wage payments to tipped employees. The state's rules differ from those of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). See Credit for Tipped Employees.