Monthy Newlsetter to Employers from The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation

"At this time of year, too many firms rely on a holiday party or year-end bonus to show appreciation. Make sure you take the time to talk to employees so they leave work on a good note--staff will remember the thoughtful conversations they had with the boss for weeks and months to come." - This Single Management Tip Will Have Employees Starting 2017 With a Bang, by Justin Bariso [via]

New DLR Website

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has launched a redesigned, mobile responsive website at The site also debuts the agency's new logo. The latest features include an events calendar with search capability, sliders to highlight announcements and resources, and mega menus for more direct links to forms, online applications and program information.

The organization of the new site may cause some bookmarks to come up with an error. Please navigate through the webiste and update any saved links accordingly. We are happy to assist in finding any information.

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Form I-9   SIDES
New Form I-9   State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revised the Form I-9. 

Employers will be required to start using the revised form no later than January 22, 2017.  Until then, you may use the version dated 03/08/2013 or a newer version.

Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used,” and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals.

Click here for a full list of changes and more information.



Do you respond to a large volume of Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims? Maybe operate in multiple states all with different forms to complete and return? Want to automate the response process? Use the E-Response!

SIDES E-Response is a fast, secure and standardized way to automate responses to Notices of UI claims. Once an employer signs on to SIDES E-Response, the UI Division will deliver all notices to your email address. Saves time and money and secures your data.

Sign-up for SIDES E-Response, or call 605.626.2312.


Wishing everyone a joyous holiday
and happy new year!


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