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North Dakota Rules for Employing Minors

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Employers in North Dakota must conform with these state rules relating to the employment of minors.

A minor between the ages of 14 and 16 in North Dakota may not be employed in any occupation except farm labor or domestic service unless:

  • the minor is working for or under the direct supervision of the minor's parent, grandparent or guardian;
  • the minor has graduated from high school or is exempt from compulsory school attendance; or
  • the minor has an employment certificate signed by the minor's parent or guardian in accordance with the law.

A certificate permitting the employment of a minor during the school term, but not during the daily period of the school session, may be granted if the minor maintains a passing grade in all studies.

Special rules apply for performers under the age of 16.

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