North Dakota Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All North Dakota Employers

North Dakota Minimum Wage and Work Conditions Summary

The “North Dakota Minimum Wage and Work Conditions Summary” from the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights describes employees’ rights to the state minimum wage and proper work conditions.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers.

[English]

Job Service North Dakota Unemployment Insurance

The “Job Service North Dakota Unemployment Insurance” Poster from Job Service North Dakota provides a space for employers to write in their names and North Dakota Unemployment Account Number so employees can file for unemployment compensation benefits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers.

[English]

Workforce Safety and Insurance (WSI) Certificate of Payment

The “Certificate of Payment” informs employees of their employers’ workers’ compensation insurance policy.

North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) is an exclusive, employer-financed, no-fault insurance state fund covering workplace injuries and deaths. As the sole provider and administrator of the workers’ compensation system in North Dakota, WSI’s vision is a safe, secure, and healthy North Dakota workforce.

NOTE: WSI does not issue an insurance policy. A Certificate of Payment is the employer's proof of coverage and is issued upon receipt of premium payment.

To get a copy of your Certificate of Payment, write, call, or email:

Workforce Safety & Insurance
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 1
Bismarck ND 58503-0644

(701)328-3800 or toll-free within ND 1-800-777-5033

e-mail: wsiemployerservices@nd.gov

Required for: All ND Employers.

Initiative Measure Four

North Dakota's statewide smoking ban is called "Initiative Measure Four".  This initiative bans smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, including bars, restaurants, tobacco stores, and hotels and motels. It also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of any entrance to a public place or workplace.

"No Smoking" signs must be posted within the building and at each entrance.

Required for: All ND Employers. 

Federally Mandated

OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The "Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law" Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Polish] [Portuguese]

Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.
The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: ND Employers with 15 or more employees.

[English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Arabic]

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.  

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting can not replace the physical posters. 

Required for: All ND Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Mandatory for Some North Dakota Employers

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All ND Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Workforce Safety and Insurance Important Notice to Employees

The “Workforce Safety and Insurance Important Notice to Employees” advises what to do and how to file a claim in case of injury at work.

North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) is an exclusive, employer financed, no-fault insurance state fund covering workplace injuries and deaths. As the sole provider and administrator of the workers’ compensation system in North Dakota, WSI’s vision is a safe, secure, and healthy North Dakota workforce.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]