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North Dakota Child Farm Labor Laws North Dakota Child Labor in Agriculture & Farming

North Dakota law does regulate the employment of minors in the agricultural industry.

Child labor laws on North Dakota and Federal levels have special provisions that apply to minors working in the agricultural industry, including working as farm hands, harvesting fruit or vegetables, etc. In many states, agricultural child labor laws focus on safety and tend to be less restrictive in terms of working hours than general child labor regulations.

In most cases, agricultural child labor laws do not apply to children working on their family's farm. Many traditionally agricultural states have less restrictive child labor laws in this area.

North Dakota Agricultural Child Labor Age Restrictions

According to North Dakota state law, the minimum age at which a minor may work in agriculture during school hours is 14. There are no age restrictions for minors working in agriculture outside of school hours.

Minor Employment Certificate Requirements in North Dakota

No employment certificate is required for minors working in agriculture under North Dakota laws. No age certification is required for minors working in agriculture under North Dakota laws.

North Dakota Agricultural Child Labor Restrictions on Working Hours

Maximum Working Hours for Minors Under 16


North Dakota specifies the following as the maximum days per week in which a minor under 16 can perform agricultural work: Exempt

Nightwork Regulations for Minors Under 16

Nightwork is prohibited for minors under age 16 during the following time windows: Exempt

Prohibited Hazardous Agricultural Occupations for Minors

North Dakota law specifies that minors under 16 are not to be prohibited from doing ordinary farm work or from operating farm machinery.

Other North Dakota Child Labor Laws

In addition to laws specifically regulating minors employed in the agricultural industry, North Dakota law has a variety of regulations that cover child labor in general. To learn more, see North Dakota child labor laws.

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