South Dakota Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Find the Right Poster for You

The posters we provide are organized into four sections: 

Mandatory for All South Dakota Employers

Reemployment Assistance

South Dakota’s “Reemployment Assistance” Poster states that under the South Dakota Reemployment Assistance Law, employees who become unemployed or whose working hours are reduced to less than full time may be eligible for reemployment assistance benefits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SD employers.

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Safety on the Job

Workers' Compensation Law requires employers to post information encouraging safety. There are three poster options to choose from in order to be in compliance with this law:

Required for: All SD Employers.

South Dakota Smoking Ban

The South Dakota Smoking Ban, also known as H.B.1240, prohibits smoking in all enclosed workplaces, including bars and restaurants. Smoking is permitted in certain licensed establishments where alcohol is sold and in certain retail tobacco stores. 

The ban is worded vaguely around posting requirements. Check with your local authority to make sure you're following proper posting requirements in regards to the smoking ban.

The ban does say that where smoking is permitted in specific hotel rooms, a sign must be posted stating that it is a smoking-permitted room.

Required for: All SD Employers. 

Mandatory for Some South Dakota Employers

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SD Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All SD Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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