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The minimum age for employment in North Dakota is 14. The law requires 14 and 15 yearold workers to file an Employment and Age Certificate with the Department of Labor. This form is commonly referred to as a "work permit." The form contains sections to be completed by the worker, the worker's parent or guardian, and the employer. It is specific to each job held and a new certificate must be filed when a 14 or 15 yearold worker changes jobs. Forms are available from the Department of Labor, Job Service North Dakota offices, and County School Superintendents' offices.
Teens may be exempt from some or all of the state youth employment rules under certain conditions:
Babysitting in domestic service does not constitute employment unless it involves 20 or more hours of work for 3 or more consecutive weeks.
Have you been discriminated against by a potential or current employer -- as a job applicant or current employee? To best protect your legal rights you should discuss your situation with an employment lawyer. Meet with a local employment attorney sooner rather than later to protect your rights.