Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: North Dakota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Joel Fremstad and Lynn Block, Fremstad Law
- North Dakota is an employment at-will state. See Employment At-Will.
- Employers beware of disciplining employees for lawful behavior off employer premises. See Lawful Activity.
- The North Dakota Smoking Ban Initiative revised the no-smoking ban and prohibits smoking in all public places and in most workplaces in the state, both indoor and outdoor. See Smoking at Work.
- North Dakota is a right to work state. See Right to Work.
- It is unlawful to intimidate another person to keep them from working. See Workplace Violence.
- In North Dakota, employees can keep guns in their vehicle on the employer's premises and can take the gun out of their vehicle to defend themselves. See Firearms at Work.
- An employer can intercept an electronic communication if a party to it. See Privacy.
- Employers are required to maintain employee time and attendance records. See Timekeeping.
- Anti-nepotism policies are acceptable for private employers. See Nepotism.
- Employers take care not to implement a dress code that violates the North Dakota Human Rights Act. See Dress Code.
- Employers may drug test employees as long as they pay for the cost of testing. See Drug Testing.