North Dakota Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

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.).
Details on filing requirements and additional information is available from the North Dakota Child Support Division.
Last reviewed March 2017.

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