South Dakota’s minimum wage is on the rise once again, and the 2019 Minimum Wage notice is now available. We are working hard to “rush more” posters out to customers in the Rushmore State.

What Employers & Employees Need to Know

Annual Minimum Wage Increase

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.

Effective January 1, 2019, South Dakota’s minimum wage increases to $9.10 per hour. The hourly wage for tipped employees increases to $4.55. If an employee’s tips combined with the employer’s cash wage do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference.

Exemptions to the Minimum Wage

Employees who are exempt from the minimum wage include the following:

  • Seasonal amusement or recreation workers
  • Babysitters
  • Outside salespersons
  • Apprentices

Minimum Wage Posting

South Dakota’s Minimum Wage notice does not have a posting requirement. The state’s Department of Labor and Regulation provides the notice as a courtesy—for informational purposes only—and that is why we include it on our South Dakota poster.

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan, so that you will automatically receive the updated South Dakota poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep you in compliance!