Employment Contracts and Restrictive Covenants: South Dakota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- In South Dakota, an employment contract to render personal service cannot be enforced against an employee beyond two years. See Employment Contracts.
- Employers in South Dakota may use noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements, but must ensure that they comply with state law. See Restrictive Covenants.
- South Dakota has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and enforces protection of proprietary information. See Trade Secrets.