Does South Dakota have state overtime laws that are different from federal law? South Dakota state law does not address the issue of overtime pay; for that reason, only federal law applies in the state. State law nonetheless does indicate that a workday in any manufacturing or mechanical occupation shall consist of eight hours unless there is an express agreement to the contrary.
Effective July 1, 2019, South Dakota’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) program will be renamed to Reemployment Assistance (RA) program. This is a result of HB 1035 which passed during the 2019 legislative session. The division of the Department of Labor and Regulation that administers the program will be the Reemployment Assistance Division. The main URL will change to dlr.sd.gov/ra on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Employment discrimination is the practice of disparate treatment, harassment, denial of a reasonable accomodation, or retaliation of a person or group of people because of their membership in a legally protected category. Examples of protected categories are: race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, or national origin. Each state has passed laws and rules to protect your workplace rights: this page covers South Dakota employment discrimination.
What are the reasons for which an employer may let go of an employee? Employment relationships in South Dakota may be terminated at will, which basically means an employer does not need a specific reason for firing an employee. State law says “an employment having no specified term may be terminated at the will of either party on notice to the other, unless otherwise provided by statute.” Generally, the exceptions to the at will statute are: When there is a contract for a certain length of employment