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Legally Required Benefits: South Dakota

Legally Required Benefits requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Gloria Ju

Summary

  • Unemployment insurance is a nationwide program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for work. Unemployment insurance is a joint federal-state program based on federal law and executed through state law. See South Dakota Unemployment Compensation.
  • Most employers are subject to the South Dakota unemployment compensation law. See Covered Employers.
  • Unemployment benefits generally last up to 26 weeks. See Benefits.
  • Claimants must meet certain requirements in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. See Eligibility for Benefits.
  • Employers may face penalties for failing to pay contributions or submitting reports in a timely manner. See Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements; Penalties.
  • Employer must post a notice to employees. See Posting Requirement.