The South Dakota Workers' Compensation program is an insurance program that pays medical and disability benefits for work-related injuries and diseases.
Notice of Public Hearing
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will conduct a hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, from 1 p.m. CDT to 4 p.m. CDT pursuant to South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 1-26-15 and Administrative Rule of South Dakota (ARSD) 47:01:01:04. The hearing will be held at the Kneip Building, Conference Room 3, 700 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD, with additional Digital Dakota Network (DDN) sites available for public input at the following locations:
The hearing is being conducted to declare the department's interpretation of SDCL 62-1-1(6), relating to the definition of "earnings" and whether "bonuses" are part of "earnings" within the intent and meaning of the workers' compensation statute. This is a matter of "general public concern." Material sent by mail must reach the Division of Labor and Management by Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, to be considered at hearing. Post-hearing materials must be submitted to the Division of Labor and Management by Sept. 12, 2014.
Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this hearing is being held in a physically accessible place. Please notify the Division of Labor and Management at least 48 hours before the public hearing if you have special needs for which special arrangements must be made. The telephone number for making special arrangements is 605.773.3681.
View the text of the declaratory petition (in Adobe PDF format*). Paper copies of the petition may be obtained without charge from:
Department of Labor and Regulation
Division of Labor and Management
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2291
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Division of Labor & Management
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
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