North Dakota Child Labor laws & HR compliance analysis

North Dakota Child Labor: What you need to know

In North Dakota, workers under the age of 16 are minors for purposes of employment. State law limits the occupations in which they may be employed and the number of hours they may work. Further distinctions are made among minors according to age, with special rules and exceptions in some groups (ND Cent. Code Sec. 34-07-01 et seq.).
Most employers are covered by both state and federal child labor laws and regulations. When the laws differ, employers must comply with the more stringent provision.
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The state's child labor laws do not apply to minors employed in the following types of jobs:
• Delivering newspapers or groceries to residences
• Work for and under the direct supervision of a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian
• Domestic work or agricultural work on a farm
Minors who are exempt from compulsory school attendance requirements are also exempt from state child labor provisions.
Employees under the age of 21 and alcohol. Employees under the age of 21 may work as servers or table cleaners in restaurants that sell alcoholic beverages as long as the restaurant is separated from the place where the alcohol is opened or mixed, gross sales of food are at least equal to gross sales of alcohol, the person does not sell or serve alcohol, and he or she is under the direct supervision of someone over the age of 21. People over the age of 19 and under the age of 21 may serve and collect money for alcohol, as long as they are under the direct supervision of someone 21 or older, but they may not mix, dispense, or consume alcohol. People aged 18 to 21 may work as musicians in places in which alcohol is sold as long as they are directly supervised by someone 21 or older.
Minors under 16. Minors under the age of 16 may not work in:

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