Does This Law Apply to My Organization in North Dakota?

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Author: Ashley Shaw, XpertHR Legal Editor

While all employers must follow applicable federal law, there are also laws specific to North Dakota that an employer in this state must follow. The following chart lists some of the most significant state laws in North Dakota and which employers must follow them; however, it is important to note that there are many requirements an employer must follow in addition to those listed here.

Unless otherwise stated, the employee threshold refers to the number of employees within the state. Where "All Employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.


Covered Employers

North Dakota Human Rights Act (NDHRA)

All employers

North Dakota Labor-Management Relations Act (the Act)

All employers

North Dakota Public Employee Relations Act

Public employers

North Dakota Smoking Ban Initiative

All employers