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North Dakota amended two statutes affecting the North Dakota Minimum Wage & Work Conditions Summary posting. The amendments:
- Clarified the conditions when paid time off (PTO) would be paid or withheld at the end of employment.
- Added pregnancy to the classes protected from employment discrimination.
North Dakota’s minimum wage was unchanged by these legislated amendments and remains at $7.25 per hour.
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North Dakota Minimum Wage & Work Conditions Effective Dates
Both of these amended statutes were passed in April, however, it was unclear whether these changes would affect the posting. North Dakota released an updated posting on August 10, 2015, incorporating the two changes/amendments.
According to GovDocs Compliance Research Counsel, Anne Jakala, Esq., the posting was effective August 1, 2015, and that effective date refers only to the posting. The new amendments took effect in April 2015. The North Dakota Department of Labor has indicated that they update posters in July each year, which would explain why these changes were not released until now.
The new posting is included as part of the North Dakota Poster Compliance Package, which contains workplace postings required for North Dakota employers:
- Workers’ Compensation Notice to Employees
- Unemployment Benefits
- Wage & Hour Laws
- No Smoking Poster