NEW LAW: South Dakota’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2019

South Dakota employers, mark your calendars!

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation recently announced that on January 1, 2019, South Dakota’s minimum wage will increase from $8.85 to $9.10 per hour.  The minimum wage rate for tipped employees will also increase from $4.425 to $4.55 per hour.

These increases come with several exceptions, including workers earning “opportunity wages” (primarily workers under 20 years old), babysitters and outside salespeople.

It is recommended that all South Dakota employers prepare for these increases and be on the lookout for the new South Dakota minimum wage poster (which has not yet been created).