North Dakota Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

North Dakota Hiring: What you need to know

Discrimination. 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 (N.D. Cent. Code § 14-02.4-01 et seq.). More information is available at the North Dakota Discrimination and Disabilities (ADA) sections.
Pregnancy accommodation. An employer must provide a reasonable accommodation for a pregnant employee but is not required to provide an accommodation that would disrupt or interfere with the employer’s normal business operations.
Veterans’ preference. A private employer may provide preference in hiring to veterans and spouses of disabled veterans (N.D. Cent. Code § 37-19.1-05). In public employment, veterans, spouses of disabled veterans, and unremarried spouses of veterans who died while in service or from a service-related cause are entitled to preference in hiring (N.D. Cent. Code § 37-19.1-02 et seq.).
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Blacklisting. It is illegal to maliciously interfere with or hinder any person from obtaining employment or from enjoying employment already obtained from any other person (N.D. Cent. Code § 34-01-06). More information is available at theNorth Dakota References sections.
Drug testing. If an employer requires an employee or applicant to take a drug or an alcohol test as a condition of retaining or ...

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