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Legally Required Benefits: North Dakota

Legally Required Benefits 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


  • Most employers in North Dakota are required to contribute to the unemployment insurance benefits fund. See North Dakota Unemployment Insurance.
  • Unemployment benefits generally last for up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility.
  • Employers are required to keep specific records relative to unemployment insurance. See Recordkeeping Requirements.
  • Employers must post a notice to employees. See Posting Requirement.