South Dakota Hours of Work laws & compensation compliance analysis

South Dakota Hours of Work: What you need to know

A day's labor in any mechanical or manufacturing operation is 8 hours, unless there is an express agreement otherwise. This rule does not apply when the agreement is for employment by the week, month, or year (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 60-11-1).
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Full-time employees of city fire departments can agree with the departments to set their own hours, which must not exceed 212 hours in 28 days, or 204 hours in 27 days. Under these agreements, the fire department does not have to pay overtime or give the employees compensatory time off (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 3-6-17).
South Dakota restricts the number of hours that minors may work.

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