North Dakota Government Agencies

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in North Dakota, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: North Dakota

Discrimination/Harassment – State Agency

North Dakota Department of Labor
Human Rights Division
Mailing Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 406
Bismarck ND 58505-0340
Physical Address: State Capitol, 13th Floor
Bismarck, North Dakota
Phone: (701) 328-2660
Toll-Free (in-state): (800) 582-8032
TTY (Relay ND): (800) 366-6888 or (800) 366-6889
Fax: (701) 328-2031
E-Mail: humanrights@state.nd.us

Web Address: http://www.nd.gov/labor/human-rights/

Agency Description/Mission: The Division of Human Rights is responsible for processing charges of employment discrimination under federal statutes and the North Dakota Human Rights Act (NDCC § 14-02.4). In October 1987, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) designated the North Dakota Department of Labor as a Fair Employment Practices Agency (FEPA). The federal statutes include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, the North Dakota Human Rights Act permits the North Dakota Department of Labor to process charges of employment discrimination that do not meet federal jurisdiction. The complaints may include issues of marital status, public assistance, and lawful activity off the employer’s premises during non-working hours which is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related functions of the employer.

Discrimination/Harassment – Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Denver District Office
303 E. 17th Avenue
Suite 510
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax: 303-866-1085
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Bismarck Area Office
Eric Brooks, Area Director
U. S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
521 East Main Avenue, Suite 200
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: 701-250-4521
Fax: 701-250-4520

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Job Service North Dakota
P.O. Box 5507
Bismarck, ND 58506-5507
Phone: (701) 328-2868
Toll-Free: (800) 732-9787
TTY Relay ND (Toll-Free): (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 328-4193
E-Mail: jsndweb@state.nd.us

Web Address: http://www.jobsnd.com/?database=workers

Resources–Unemployment for Individuals

Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Unemployment Insurance Claimants’ Guide

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – State Agency

North Dakota Department of Labor

Wage & Hour Division
Mailing Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept 406
Bismarck ND 58505-0340
Physical Address: State Capitol, 13th Floor
Bismarck, ND
Phone: (701) 328-2660
Toll-Free (in-state only): (800) 582-8032
TTY (Relay ND): (800) 366-6888 or (800) 366-6889
Fax: (701) 328-2031
E-Mail: labor@state.nd.us

Web Address: http://www.nd.gov/labor/publications/wage.html

Agency Description/Mission: The North Dakota Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing North Dakota labor and human rights laws and for educating the public about these laws. In addition, the department licenses employment agencies operating in North Dakota and can verify the status of independent contractor relationships. We are here to be of assistance to all North Dakota citizens, employees, employers, those purchasing or receiving services, and those providing services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wage Claim Process

Department of Labor Forms and Instructions

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards – Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Denver Colorado District Office
1999 Broadway, Suite 2445
PO Box 46550
Denver, CO 80201-6550
Phone: (720) 264-3250
Fax: (720) 264-3255

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers’ Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance
500 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58504-5685
Phone: (701) 328-3800
Toll-Free: (800) 777-5033
Fax (Claims Department): (701) 328-3820
TDD: (701) 328-3786

Web Address: http://www.workforcesafety.com/

The Claim Process

Resources

Filing a Claim



 

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