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South Dakota Compliance and Regulatory Resources

One of the top struggles for business owners is staying compliant with South Dakota business regulations. Paychex aims to simplify things for businesses by providing compliance resources to help you more easily stay up to date. Explore some of the requirements your business may need to comply with including minimum wage, workplace safety, and more.

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State Tax Rates and Limits

State Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Limit

State Unemployment Rate Range for Employers
0% to 9.35%

State Unemployment New Employer Rate
1.2%, 1.0% New Employer, 6.0%, 3.0% New Construction

State Hourly Minimum Wage

State Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees
SD wage and hour information

Workplace Safety

South Dakota is under federal OSHA jurisdiction that covers most private-sector workers within the state. State and local government workers are not covered by federal OSHA. Additional information available

Workers' Compensation

Coverage is optional for all employers.

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