North Dakota Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

North Dakota Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state and local minimum wage rates and tip credit laws in the Minimum Wage Chart (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-06-22).
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Several occupations and industries are exempt from North Dakota's minimum wage provisions (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-06-01, ND Admin. Code Sec. 46-02-07-02). These exemptions include:
• Outside salespeople paid by commission
• Certain companions to the elderly or infirm and casual babysitters
• Certain volunteers
• Actors or extras for a motion picture
• Casual employees working less than 20 hours per week for less than 3 consecutive weeks in domestic service employment providing babysitting services
• Certain student trainees
• Prison inmates performing work for the prison, state, or political subdivision
• Guides, cooks, or camp-tenders for hunting and fishing guide services
• Golf course caddies
• Employees of nonprofit youth camps
Employers may obtain a special license from the state Department of Labor allowing an individual whose productivity is impaired by physical or mental disability to be paid less than the minimum wage (ND Admin. Code Sec. 46-02-07-02).
The Department of Labor may issue to any student or learner enrolled in a vocational education or related program a special license authorizing his or her employment at 85 percent of the minimum wage (ND Admin. Code Sec. 46-02-07-02).
The reasonable costs of food and lodging provided by the employer to the employee may be treated as part of an employee's wages, with limits, for purposes of satisfying the minimum wage requirements. The employee must agree to the arrangement voluntarily, and the agreement must be ...

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