April 2021 North Dakota HR Legal Updates

North Dakota Bans Paid Family Leave Ordinances

Update Applicable to:
N/A.

What happened?
On March 16, 2021, North Dakota passed a bill banning all Paid Family Leave ordinances that might be created by any political subdivisions in the state.

What are the details?
The Bill, House Bill 1398, states:

“A political subdivision may not adopt or enforce an ordinance that requires an employer to provide to an employee paid family leave that exceeds the requirements of federal or state laws and rules.”

The bill can be found here.

What do employers need to do?
No action is required.