Violation of the North Dakota's minimum wage provisions is a Class B misdemeanor (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-06-19). Violations include:
• Forcing employees to work unreasonably long hours;
• Paying less than the state minimum wage;
• Paying minors unreasonably low wages;
• Discharging or discriminating against an employee for testifying or planning to testify in a wage investigation; or
• Failing to keep a register of all employees' names and allowing the commissioner to inspect it.
Equal pay. With an employer's consent or with a court order, the commissioner may enter a place of employment to inspect and copy employment records and to question employees in order to determine whether an employer is in compliance with equal pay provisions. Without consent or a court order, the commissioner may examine witnesses under oath and require, by subpoena, witnesses to testify and the employer to produce relevant documents (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-06.1-04). A violator is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor and must pay unpaid wages, costs, and a reasonable attorney's fee. In the case of a willful violation, an employer may have to pay double the amount of unpaid wages (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-06.1-05).
Child labor. The commissioner may visit and inspect establishments to make sure employers are in compliance with provisions regarding hours of ...