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September 2021
Celebrating Workforce Development Month
  Federal Bonding Program Limits Employer Hiring Risk
  The Importance of Adult Education and Family Literacy
  New Workers’ Compensation Calculator Available
  Spotlighting the Value of Older Workers
August 2021
How Do Your Benefits Measure Up?
  Labor Law Posters Are Free from DLR
  South Dakota Retailers Association Highlights Workforce Issues
  DLR Offers ADA Employment Videos and Other Disability Resources
  Employer Involvement in SD UpSkill
July 2021
DLR Can Help with Your Employee Search
  Start Today SD Offers Mentorship Toolkit
  Military Skills Transfer to Workforce Success
  Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Helps Eligible Employers and Workers Affected by Layoffs and Closures
  2020 Employment and Wage Data Report for South Dakota Released
  Reemployment Assistance Reminders
May 2021
Registered Apprenticeship Training Investment Opportunity Available
  Report Interview, Job Offer, Return to Work Refusals and No Shows to DLR
  South Dakota to End Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits
  South Dakota Week of Work a Success
  Build and Maintain a Skilled Workforce
February 2021
Labor Department Providing Apprenticeship Investment Funds
  State Minimum Wage Increased January 2021
  COVID-19's Impact on the Labor Market
  Report Refusal of Work to Reemployment Assistance
  Employers' Roles in SD UpSkill
  U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Electronic Posting of Labor Law Notices


October 2020
Report Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Insurance) Fraud
  New Hire Reporting Requirement for Employees
  Workers Must Return to Work When Recalled
  Bring Your ‘A’ Game Anywhere
  Celebrate Manufacturing Week Sept. 28 - Oct. 2
  U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Rule Addressing Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

August 2020
Employers' Roles in SD UpSkill
  Reporting Employee Recall Dates
  Workers Must Return to Work When Recalled
  Use SIDES and SIDES E-Response for Responses to UI Information Requests
  Statement of Benefit Charges Mailed for Second Quarter
  How SDWORKS Can Assist in Your Employee Search

June 2020
  Workers Must Return to Work When Recalled
  Reemployment Assistance Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount to Increase
  More than 54,000 Initial State Claims Processed During Last Three Months
  How SDWORKS Can Assist in Your Employee Search
  Labor Law Compliance Posters Available at No Charge


COVID-19 related updates for March 2020 through May 2020

  • May 7, 2020 — Bulk Unemployment Claims, Refusal to Return to Work, Revised Posting Requirement, Unprecedented Unemployment Claims, Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market.
  • April 3, 2020 — Employer Tax Credits, Reemployment/Unemployment Guidance for Businesses, CARES Act, Business Webinar Recording
  • March 26, 2020 — Upcoming Business Webinar, Use SIDES for Online Unemployment Filing, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, COVID-19 Resources
  • March 19, 2020 — School Closures and Unemployment Claims, Use SIDES for Online Unemployment Filing, SD Department of Health Updates and Information, COVID-19 Resources
  • March 13, 2020 — COVID-19 Resources

January 2020
  Labor Department Accepting Applications for Eligible Training Providers
  U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Update FLSA's Joint Employer Regulations
  U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Calculating 'Regular Rate' of Pay for Overtime Rates
  South Dakota Week of Work Business Registration Deadline Approaching

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