South Dakota Hiring laws & HR compliance analysis

South Dakota Hiring: What you need to know

Under the South Dakota Human Relations Act, employers may not discriminate in hiring practices based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin, blindness, or partial blindness (SD Cod. Laws. Sec. 20-13-10 and Sec. 20-13-10.1). The law applies to all employers in the state.
Under the Act, employers are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against any applicant, employee, or intern based on a protected characteristic.
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In response to federal legislation aimed at making it more difficult for individuals to evade child support obligations, all states must now collect information regarding the hire or rehire of employees. South Dakota's new hire reporting statute requires all employers to report certain information about each new employee to the Department of Labor within 20 days of the date of hire (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 25-7A-3.3). Failure to report as required may result in the assessment of fines against the employer.
Details on filing requirements and additional information are available from the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation.
Last reviewed August 2020.

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