North Dakota Hiring: What you need to know

Under the North Dakota Human Rights Act, employers may not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, public assistance status, or participation in lawful off-premises activities. The Act provides an exception when religion, sex, national origin, disability, or marital status is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the particular business or enterprise. The law applies to all employers in the state (ND Cent. Code Sec. 14-02.4-01 et seq.).
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To help locate persons subject to child support orders, all employers must report certain information for each new employee to the Department of Human Services within 20 days of hire (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-15-01 et seq.). Employers may submit a copy of the new employee's W-4 form as long as it contains the required information. However, employers with 24 or more employees must file reports online or through secure web file transfer.
All employers operating in North Dakota should report new hires. However, some payroll processing services automatically report additions to the employer's payroll as they are processed. Employers using a payroll processing service should check to see if it is reporting new hires.
Temporary agencies are required to report on behalf of any individual they maintain on their own payroll. Likewise, labor unions must report individuals they employ and pay, but need not report individuals whom they merely refer for employment by others. Failure to report as required can result in the assessment of fines against the employer.
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