Use a North Dakota employment contract to govern the rights and obligations between an employee and an employer. As well as the amount and frequency of payment, an employment contract outlines the benefits the employee may be entitled to as part of their employment. It will also state the duration of the employment, how it can be terminated and any additional clause the employer may wish to include, such as non-disclosure or confidentiality.
Employment Contracts: What to Consider as an Employer in North Dakota
Before you write your North Dakota employment contract, make sure you know the employment laws of North Dakota.
North Dakota is an at-will employment state.
Minimum Wage Laws in North Dakota
Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $7.25
Premium Pay After Designated Hours: Weekly – 40
Employment/Age Certification in North Dakota
For minors under 16, employment certificates are required in North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Labor issues employment certificates for minors.
Age certification is not required in North Dakota, but it is common practice for agencies to, on request, provide age certification for minors 16 and over.
Payday Requirements in North Dakota
North Dakota requires employers to pay employees on at least a monthly basis.
Minimum Periods for Breaks and Meals in North Dakota
North Dakota does not have requirements for minimum paid rest periods, but does require meal periods. Employees, if they desire, can have a half an hour meal period on each shift exceeding five hours. If the employee is completely relieved of their work duties while having a meal period, they do not need to be paid.
North Dakota Employment Contract Sample
Download a North Dakota employment contract template below in PDF or Word format.