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FMLA: North Dakota

FMLA requirements for other states

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

Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler


  • North Dakota does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • The North Dakota Human Rights Act prohibits an employer (regardless of size) from engaging in any practice that discriminates on the basis of sex, which includes pregnancy, childbirth and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth. See Pregnancy Disability Leave.
  • Other types of leave may be available to North Dakota employees - some required by federal, state or local law, and some provided by company policy, as well as several sources of income replacement. See Interaction of Leave Laws.