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Hours Worked: North Dakota

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Joel Fremstad and Lynn Block, Fremstad Law


  • Employers must offer employees unpaid meal breaks under certain conditions. See Break Periods.
  • Certain travel time counts as hours worked. See Travel Time.
  • Generally, time during which employees are required to respond to a beeper while on call is not considered hours worked. See Waiting Time and On-Call Time.
  • Attendance at training, lectures or meetings is considered hours worked unless certain conditions are met. See Training, Lectures and Meetings.
  • In some cases, employees who work shifts of 24 hours or more can agree that sleeping time will not count as hours worked. See Sleeping.
  • Retail employees are entitled to at least 24 hours off during each seven-day period. See Day of Rest.