Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Publications

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation offers a wide variety of publications to meet the informational needs of employers and individuals. Check the menu to the left for your topic.

Publications are available in Adobe .pdf format* unless otherwise noted.

Adult Education

State Plan

Annual Reports

2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2006 Annual Report

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Banking Regulation

Banking Commission Activity Report

Boards & Commissions

(These links will take you to the Department of Labor and Regulation web page for each entity.)

Abstracters' Board of Examiners
Appraiser Certification Program
Board of Accountancy
Board of Barber Examiners
Board of Technical Professions
Commission of Human Rights
Cosmetology Commission
Electrical Commission
Employee Retirement Board
Plumbing Commission
Real Estate Commission
Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council
Workers' Compensation Advisory Council

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Business Services

See Employer Services.

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Career Planning

Bookmark of Internet Addresses for Career & Labor Market Information
Career Destinations
(for high school students)
Career InSite rack card
Career InSite & Reality Check poster (11 by 17 inches)
Career Peeks (for students in kindergarten through second grade)
Career Wonders (for students in fifth through eighth grade)
Job Search Assistance Program for High School Students flyer
Occupational Profiles: High-Demand, High-Wage
Pocket Resume
Reality Check rack card
South Dakota Graduate Outcomes rack card
South Dakota Hot Careers flier
South Dakota Hot Careers poster (11 by 17 inches)
South Dakota Hot Trends in Healthcare
South Dakota Interest Survey (career interest assessment)
Unlock your career possibilities with free resources from the Department of
   Labor and Regulation

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Dakota Roots

Rack card

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Dakota Seeds

Dakota Seeds brochure

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Dislocated Workers

Dislocated Worker Program

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Economic Data

Labor Market Report for South Dakota (annual publication)
   [2007]  [2008]  [2009]  [2010]  [2013]
South Dakota Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages - archive of annual

South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin (electronic)

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Employer Services

Avoiding Discrimination
Business Resource Center bookmark (for Rapid City DLR office)
Business Services brochure
DOL Employer Newsletter (October 2009)
Department of Labor and Regulation Newsletter (April 2013)

Employer Connection newsletter
Federal posting requirements ("Six in One" posters) - Contact your local South
  Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation office

SDWORKS rack card for employers
Safety Poster - Choose [English] or [Spanish]
Sample Sexual Harassment Policy
Template for Employee Manual (Microsoft Word format)
Unemployment posting - Choose [English] or [Spanish]

Please also see Workforce Training publications available.

Employment Programs

South Dakota Disability Employment Initiative rack card (for services covering
   Butte, Custer, Fall River, Harding, Lawrence, Meade and Pennington
SCSEP Rack Card


GED State Policy

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Human Rights

Avoiding Discrimination
Guide for Attorneys
Guide for Respondents
Housing (Spanish)
Human Rights
Human Rights (Spanish)
Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide
Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide (Spanish)
Sample Sexual Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment brochure
Sexual Harassment (Spanish)
Your Guide to Making a Discrimination Charge

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Insurance Regulation


Job seeker Services

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rights poster
Job Search Assistance Program for High School Students flyer
Job Seeker Services brochure rack card (in Adobe .pdf format*)
Pocket Resume
SDWORKS for job seekers rack card

See also Dakota Roots publications

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Labor Market Information Center

see also Career Planning

Bookmark of Internet Addresses for Career & Labor Market Information
Order Labor Market Information Center publications
Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages
South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin (electronic)
South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin flyer

South Dakota e-Labor Bulletin postcard

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National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC™)

National Career Readiness Certificates - general flier
"Stand Up for a Skilled Workforce" brochure (for employers)
"Stand Out from the Crowd" brochure (for job seekers)
NCRC - "Core Assessments for Certification" booklet
New! NCRC You Tube video


Cosmetology Info 2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009
Dakota Roots E-newsletter Fall 2007
Department of Labor and Regulation Newsletter (April 2013)
DOL Employer Newsletter (October 2009)
e-Labor Bulletin
Employer Connection
Insurance newsletter
Real Estate View
South Dakota Board of Technical Professions 2005  2006  2007 
South Dakota Board of Accountancy
     April 05  October 05  Spring/Sum 06  January 07
  July 07  February 08  July 08  February 09
South Dakota Works
UI News December 07  March 08

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Posting Requirements

State-required postings

Safety on the Job posting - Choose [English] or [Spanish]
Unemployment posting - Choose [English] or [Spanish]

Federal-required postings

Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 [English] [Español]
Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage) [English] [Español] [Chinese]
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (To request a poster in
   Annuli, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese from the U.S. Equal
   Employment Opportunity Commission)
Job Safety and Health Protection (OSHA) [English] [Español]
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) [English] [Español]
Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) [English]

A labor law compliance poster which addresses all of these federal posting requirements (sometimes referred to as a "six in one poster") is available at no charge from your local South Dakota Department of Labor office.

You may also find helpful the elaws® - FirstStep Employment Law Advisor on the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) website, designed to help employers determine which federal employment laws administered by DOL apply to their business or organization, what record keeping and reporting requirements they must comply with, and which posters they need to post.

Real Estate

Consumer Guide
License Law & Administrative Rules Book
Real Estate View newsletters

South Dakota's 125th Anniversary

History of the South Dakota Department of Labor (developed in 1990)
Employer Notice of Unemployment Benefit Claim
Employment Security Handbook (from 1968)
Employment Security office photo
South Dakota Labor Bulletin article looking at the history of the state's labor
(published August 2014)
South Dakota Labor Bulletin article looking back at the publication over the
(published January 2006)
Weekly Time Book flyer

Unemployment Insurance

Annual Reports
Click or Call to File brochure [English] [Spanish]
Common Mistakes Made by Unemployment Insurance Claimants rack card
Don't Commit Unemployment Insurance Fraud rack card
Facts about Unemployment Insurance Benefits (PAM247)
Unemployment Insurance Benefits & Eligibility fact sheet - Choose [English] or
Employer Handbook
Independent Contractor vs. Employee Fact Sheet
Infographic of the Unemployment Insurance Appeals process
New Hire Reporting brochure
Notice to Employees (required posting)
Quick File Guide
State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) brochure
Top 10 Things You Should Know about Unemployment Insurance rack card
Unemployment Insurance Appeals brochure
Unemployment posting - Choose [English] or [Spanish]
Informational Videos on the DLR YouTube Channel:

How to properly file a claim for unemployment benefits
Tips on preventing unemployment insurance fraud

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Veterans' Services brochure

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Wage and Hour

Minimum wage poster - Choose [English] or [Spanish]
Safety on the Job poster - Choose [English] or [Spanish]
Short-term Labor Rights and Responsibilities rack card
What You Need to Know About Labor and Employment Laws flyer
Youth Labor Law poster

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Workers’ Compensation

Employee's Guide to the SD Workers' Compensation System
Guide to Workers' Compensation Law in South Dakota
Hearing Handbook for Unrepresented Claimants
Safety on the Job poster - Choose [English] or [Spanish]

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Workforce Training (WIA)

Calling All High School Seniors poster (workforce training opportunities for
Find the job that fits you flier on adult services available
Get Career Ready flier on youth services available
Helping You Meet Your Workforce Needs brochure
National Career Readiness Certificates (See separate listing above.)
National Emergency Grant Dislocated Worker Training Program (NEG DWT) brochure
Occupational Profiles: High-Demand, High-Wage
We'd like to introduce you to a great opportunity: Workforce Training Programs
WIA Annual Reports
Workforce Training Means Opportunity brochure

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program brochure

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Youth Labor

see also Career Planning

Youth Labor Law poster

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184