North Dakota Employment and Labor Law Updates 2023


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

Income Tax Credit

Bill

House Bill 1383 (2023)

Summary

Relates to an income tax credit for qualified compensation paid to an apprentice; provides that a taxpayer is entitled to a credit against income tax liability for qualified compensation paid to an individual who is an apprentice in an apprenticeship program or an individual who is a registered apprentice electrician and is employed in the State by the taxpayer; specifies qualifications for the credit.

Enacted

07/25/2023

Effective Date

01/01/2023

Topics

Employment_relations: Apprentice; Wage_and_Hour: Tax_credits


State Employee Family Medical Leave

Bill

Senate Bill 2198 (2023)

Summary

Relates to state employee family medical leave; relates to care for the employee’s child, regardless of age, spouse, or parent who is a covered service member or veteran with a serious injury or illness under the definition of serious injury or illness for a military service member or veteran as adopted by the United States department of labor; provides notice to employer; requires certification for leave to care for child, spouse, parent, or employee’s serious health condition.

Enacted

07/25/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Definition of a Veteran and Required Documentation

Bill

House Bill 1222 (2023)

Summary

Provides that an applicant claiming veterans’ preference shall provide a copy of report of separation DD-214 or certification from the applicant’s unit command that the individual is expected to be discharged or released from active duty in the Uniformed Services under other than dishonorable conditions not later than a specified number of days after the date of the submission of the certification.

Enacted

07/25/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Labor Exceptions for Minors

Bill

Senate Bill 2132 (2023)

Summary

Relates to labor exceptions for minors performing sports-attendant services; relates to maximum hours of labor for minors; provides that certain time and hour limitations do not apply to a minor of specified ages employed in the performance of sports-attendant services at a professional sporting event; provides that permissible duties of a sports-attendant include, but are not limited to, pregame and postgame or practice setup of balls, items, and equipment.

Enacted

07/25/2023

Effective Date

04/12/2023

Topics

Employment_relations: Employees_14_to_15, Sports_attendant; Wage_and_Hour: Child_labor, Work_hours


Minors Working in Hazardous Occupations

Bill

Senate Bill 2170 (2023)

Summary

Provides that a minor who is at least a specified age may be employed or permitted to work in a hazardous occupation if the minor is in a registered apprenticeship program or is a student learner of an approved career and technical education program; provides that a parental signature is required for the minor to participate as an apprentice or student learner; provides that this does not limit the ability of a minor who is at least a specified age to work in an occupation already permitted by law.

Enacted

07/25/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Employment_relations: Apprentice, Employee_16_to_17; Wage_and_Hour: Child_labor, Particular_hazard


Vaccination Status

Bill

Senate Bill 2274 (2023)

Summary

Provides that neither a State government entity nor any of its political subdivisions, agents, or assigns may require documentation, whether physical or electronic, for the purpose of certifying or otherwise communicating the specified information before providing access to property, funds, or services, including but not limited to an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status or vaccination status for a vaccine that is under emergency use authorization from the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

Enacted

07/25/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Immunity_passport, Retaliation, Vaccination_status


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

State Employee Family Medical Leave

Bill

Senate Bill 2198 (2023)

Summary

Relates to state employee family medical leave; relates to care for the employee’s child, regardless of age, spouse, or parent who is a covered service member or veteran with a serious injury or illness under the definition of serious injury or illness for a military service member or veteran as adopted by the United States department of labor; provides notice to employer; requires certification for leave to care for child, spouse, parent, or employee’s serious health condition.

Enacted

04/28/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


Minors Working in Hazardous Occupations

Bill

Senate Bill 2170 (2023)

Summary

Provides that a minor who is at least a specified age may be employed or permitted to work in a hazardous occupation if the minor is in a registered apprenticeship program or is a student learner of an approved career and technical education program; provides that a parental signature is required for the minor to participate as an apprentice or student learner; provides that this does not limit the ability of a minor who is at least a specified age to work in an occupation already permitted by law.

Enacted

04/29/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Employment_relations: Apprentice, Employee_16_to_17; Wage_and_Hour: Child_labor, Particular_hazard


Income Tax Credit

Bill

House Bill 1383 (2023)

Summary

Relates to an income tax credit for qualified compensation paid to an apprentice; provides that a taxpayer is entitled to a credit against income tax liability for qualified compensation paid to an individual who is an apprentice in an apprenticeship program or an individual who is a registered apprentice electrician and is employed in the State by the taxpayer; specifies qualifications for the credit.

Enacted

04/21/2023

Effective Date

01/01/2024

Topics

Employment_relations: Apprentice; Wage_and_Hour: Tax_credits


Vaccination Status

Bill

Senate Bill 2274 (2023)

Summary

Provides that neither a State government entity nor any of its political subdivisions, agents, or assigns may require documentation, whether physical or electronic, for the purpose of certifying or otherwise communicating the specified information before providing access to property, funds, or services, including but not limited to an individual’s COVID-19 vaccination status or vaccination status for a vaccine that is under emergency use authorization from the Federal Food and Drug Administration.

Enacted

04/18/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Prohibited_Practices: Immunity_passport, Retaliation, Vaccination_status


Labor Exceptions for Minors

Bill

Senate Bill 2132 (2023)

Summary

Relates to labor exceptions for minors performing sports-attendant services; relates to maximum hours of labor for minors; provides that certain time and hour limitations do not apply to a minor of specified ages employed in the performance of sports-attendant services at a professional sporting event; provides that permissible duties of a sports-attendant include, but are not limited to, pregame and postgame or practice setup of balls, items, and equipment.

Enacted

04/12/2023

Effective Date

04/12/2023

Topics

Employment_relations: Employees_14_to_15, Sports_attendant; Wage_and_Hour: Child_labor, Work_hours


March

Definition of a Veteran and Required Documentation

Bill

House Bill 1222 (2023)

Summary

Provides that an applicant claiming veterans’ preference shall provide a copy of report of separation DD-214 or certification from the applicant’s unit command that the individual is expected to be discharged or released from active duty in the Uniformed Services under other than dishonorable conditions not later than a specified number of days after the date of the submission of the certification.

Enacted

03/27/2023

Effective Date

08/01/2023

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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