Employers must withhold all amounts required by state and federal law. Cash advances paid to an employee, other than undocumented cash payments, may be deducted. Deduction of individual items authorized in writing by the employee is also permitted (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-14-04.1).
The reasonable cost of board, lodging, and other facilities furnished by the employer may be deducted from wages, as long as there is a written agreement and the employee voluntarily accepts the facilities. However, this deduction is limited if it reduces the employee's earnings below the minimum wage (ND Admin. Code Sec. 46-02-07-02).
An employer may deduct $3 per month from an employee's paycheck to cover its administrative costs for withholding child support from the employee's wages pursuant to a court order (ND Cent. Code Sec. 14-09-09.6).