Terms of Employment: South Dakota
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- Employers in South Dakota must ensure that all terms of employment comply with the state's Human Relations Act, which covers a broader range of employers than federal antidiscrimination laws. See State Laws Affecting Terms of Employment > South Dakota Human Relations Act.
- South Dakota is an employment at-will state that recognizes certain exceptions to the at-will doctrine. See The At-Will Employment Relationship; Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Employers in South Dakota may use noncompete, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements, but must ensure that they comply with state law. See Noncompete, Nonsolicitation and Nondisclosure Agreements.