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Employment Laws

Posting Requirements (State and Federal)


State Posting Requirements

The required state postings available below are provided in Adobe PDF format.

South Dakota law requires only two workplace postings:

Reemployment Assistance Employee Notification Posting Requirement

South Dakota law requires a workplace posting informing employees about availability of reemployment assistance (unemployment compensation). This posting has recently been revised to conform with additional U.S. DOL requirements.

This posting notice must be provided by employers to workers individually and at the time of separation. Employers have flexibility in the method of communication to meet this requirement (such as letters, emails, text messages or flyers).

Download or request a hard copy from DLR at no charge by calling 605.626.2312.

Reemployment Assistance posting in English (Adobe PDF)
Print version (two per page) | Email/text version (one on a half page)

Reemployment Assistance posting in Spanish (Adobe PDF)
Print version (two per page) | Email/text version (one on a half page)

Reemployment Assistance posting in Somali (Adobe PDF)
Print version (two per page) | Email/text version (one on a half page)

Safety on the Job Posting Requirement

Workers' compensation law requires employers to post information encouraging safety. There is no required format for this poster. DLR has three options available below.

Safety "Team Work Makes the Dream Work" posting

"Safety First" posting in English

"Safety First" posting in Spanish

Safety "Together Everyone Achieves More" posting

Federal Posting Requirements

Various federal agencies (such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) require workplace postings. You may comply with these requirements by downloading posters available at the links below.

*The FLSA, FMLA and Know Your Rights (EEOC) posters have either been recently updated or will be updated during the Summer of 2023 (pertains to English versions, see notes below).

  • Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) [English] [Español] [Chinese] [Haitian Creole] [Hmong] [Korean] [Polish] [Russian] [Vietnamese]
    Poster revised April 2023 (English version). In May 2023 U.S. DOL announced prior versions could not be used. This means previous versions, including the August 2016 version, no longer fulfill the posting requirement and should be replaced. To comply with posting requirements, employers should download from the link above, print, and post the updated April 2023 FLSA poster.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 [English] [Español]
  • Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal as of October 2, 2022, this poster updates and replaces the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster. Download from U.S.DOL website: [English] [Spanish]. Screen reader version also available from U.S. DOL website.
    Please note: EEOC is in the process of updating this poster to address the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which goes into effect on June 27, 2023. This most likely will also be the only version allowed once it is released in June 2023.
  • Job Safety and Health Protection (OSHA) [Available languages: English, Spanish, Arabic, Cebuano, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Marshallese, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.]
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) [English] or [Español]
    Poster last revised: April 2023 (English version), but the April 2016 and February 2013 versions still fulfill the posting requirement.
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) [English]

6-in-1 federal poster: DLR offers a compliance poster which includes the six required posters listed above at no charge. You may request the 6-in-1 poster through your Job Service office.

In light of recent and anticipated updates, once the EEOC publishes its updates to and guidance for the Know Your Rights poster (anticipated publication in June 2023), we plan to offer a revised poster that reflects revisions to the FMLA, FLSA, and the Know Your Rights posters. In meantime, employers can download and print the FLSA poster separately and post. The April 2016 version of the FMLA poster on our current 6-in-1 poster still fulfills posting requirements.


Additional Federal Posting Requirements for Some Workplaces

There are are two additional federal posting requirements for workplaces that employ special populations of workers and have unique employment situations, as shown below.

Federal Contractors

Federal contractors and subcontractors are required to inform employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.

  • Displaced Employee Rights on Successor Contracts [English]
  • Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act poster - 29 CFR Part 471 (available from the U.S. Department of Labor website in English, Cantonese, French, Hmong, Laotian, Mandarin Chinese, Somali, Español and Vietnamese)
  • Notice to All Employees Working on Federal or Federally Financed Construction Projects - 29 CFR 5.5(a)(1) [English] [Español]
  • Notice to Employees Working on Government Contracts - 29 CFR 4.6(e), .184 [English] [Español]