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South Dakota Overtime Laws

South Dakota state overtime laws mandate that all non-exempt employees who work more than a 40 hour work week must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for all overtime hours. Since the minimum wage in South Dakota is currently $7.25, employees in South Dakota must be paid at least $10.88 for each hour of overtime they work. Unfortunately, many South Dakota employees will never see the overtime pay to which they are entitled because they don’t know enough about South Dakota overtime laws. If you work in South Dakota, you can learn more about your rights as an employee by studying this page about South Dakota overtime laws provided by the employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm

South Dakota State Overtime Exemptions

In South Dakota, the state overtime laws are based upon the federal regulations for overtime pay established in the body of laws known as the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). According to these laws, the following types of employees are not entitled to overtime pay in South Dakota:

  • Administrators
  • Professionals
  • Executives

Additional South Dakota workers who may not be entitled to overtime pay include:

  • Some farm and agriculture workers
  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales reps who set their own hours
  • Transportation workers
  • Individuals who live and work at the same address

South Dakota Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

The two-year statute of limitations on South Dakota overtime lawsuits means that employees who sue for overtime wages illegally denied to them are eligible to collect back pay for overtime wages withheld for up to two years prior to the date upon which they initiate an overtime lawsuit claim. South Dakota workers may also be entitled to additional compensation in overtime pay, and their odds of recovering all compensation to which they are entitled increase when they have the support of an attorney well-versed in South Dakota overtime laws. To schedule a legal consultation with an employment lawyer who understands the intricacies of South Dakota overtime laws, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm

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