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North Dakota Minimum Wage Law

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Employers in North Dakota must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.

In accordance with the federal minimum wage, the North Dakota minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour.

Employees are covered by North Dakota's minimum wage law, with the exception of:

  • employees of nonprofit youth camps
  • golf course caddies
  • any person working on a casual basis for less than twenty hours per week for less than three consecutive weeks as a babysitter
  • a guide, cook, or camp-tender for a hunting or fishing guide service
  • any person in a program for youthful or first-time offenders designed as an alternative to incarceration if the person enters the program voluntarily, does not displace regular employees, is under court supervision or control, and performs the work without contemplation of pay
  • prison or jail inmates who do work directly associated with the incarceration program
  • actors or extras for a motion picture
  • volunteers who donate their time and services
  • student trainees where the training does not benefit the employer and the trainee benefits from the training and is not entitled to a job or wages

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