South Dakota Employment Law Updates

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October 2016

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March 2016

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February 2016

February 29 – Governor Daugaard signed a law changing the amount that can be garnished from employee wages

On February 29, 2016, Governor Daugaard signed a law that changing the amount an employer may garnish from an employee’s wage in any workweek to the lesser of:

  • 20 percent of disposable earnings for that week; or
  • The amount by which disposable earnings for that week exceed 40 times the federal minimum wage, or the applicable state minimum wage if that amount is greater or, in the case of earnings for any pay period other than a week, any equivalent multiple thereof under South Dakota regulations, in effect at the time the earnings are payable, less $25 a week for each dependent family member residing with the employee who is subject to the garnishment.

The new changes do not apply to court-ordered support or bankruptcy deductions.

The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2016.

For more information, read Senate House Bill 1059.

January 2016

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