North Dakota
  • Updated on 12 Mar 2020
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North Dakota

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Ban-The-Box & Fair Hiring Laws By State

We update this overview of ban-the-box rules often. But laws change quickly, and we cannot guarantee all information is current. Always consult your attorney for legal advice.

Ban-the-box compliance, targeted screens, and individualized assessments apply only when taking adverse action due to criminal records. They are not required when taking adverse action based on non-criminal records.


Who must follow: This ban-the-box law applies only to public sector employers (excluding school districts) in North Dakota.

Timing of inquiry: Public sector employers may not inquire into or consider a candidate’s criminal history until the candidate has been selected for an interview. Exceptions apply for positions at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or employers with a statutory duty to consider a candidate’s criminal history.

Adverse action implications: None

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