South Dakota minimum wage in 2021: $9.45 (effective January 1, 2021)
South Dakota minimum wage in 2020: $9.30
South Dakota minimum wage in 2000: $5.15 ($7.93 after inflation adjustment)
South Dakota minimum wage in 1980: $2.30 ($7.71 after inflation adjustment)
South Dakota’s minimum wage rate increases annually each January 1, at the same rate as the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
Overview of South Dakota's wage and hour laws, which include provisions for minimum wage and requirements for meal and break periods, with some exceptions.
According to the South Dakota Department of Labor, the minimum wage is annually adjusted by any increase in the cost of living, as measured in the Consumer Price Index.
As a small business owner, it’s essential that you stay up to date on the South Dakota minimum wage requirements to make sure you’re compliant.
As part of the South Dakota minimum wage increase, the rate is adjusted by any increase in the cost of living, as measured by the Consumer Price Index.
While these are helpful guidelines to follow, to make sure your business is prepared and stays in compliance, you should discuss South Dakota’s minimum wage laws with your accountant and lawyer.
The South Dakota minimum wage is subject to a cost-of-living adjustment based on the Consumer Price Index no later than October 15th of each year.
A spokesperson for the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulations says they do not track the number of minimum wage earners in the state.
For example, seasonal amusement or recreation establishments that are closed at least five months of the calendar year are not subject to South Dakota minimum wage laws.
In addition to any South Dakota-specific minimum wage exemptions described above, the Federal Fair Labor Standards act defines special minimum wage rates applicable to certain types of workers.
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