South Dakota Wage & Hour Law

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57101

What You Need to Know About South Dakota Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Other Wage Claims

You can recover unpaid wages, overtime, and tips in South Dakota if you know your rights and how to enforce them. Does your employer owe you unpaid wages or overtime? Or, maybe you need information on the breaks you’re entitled to, overtime rules, or your right to tips. If so, you'll find the information you need on this site to learn what you can do in South Dakota to get the money you have earned.

Here, we answer many common questions about wage and hour law in South Dakota, including:


A few things to keep in mind as you explore this site:

1. Wage and hour laws differ from state to state.

Most states have enacted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures for employees to follow if they have been treated unfairly. These regulations and procedures vary from state to state. Start by finding out about your rights to pay in South Dakota.

2. Some states simply adopt the federal minimum wage and overtime standards, but most states have higher standards.

The U.S. Department of Labor  covers minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour matters. In states that have not adopted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures, your rights are set out by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is the agency that enforces labor laws in South Dakota. Check there to find out more about minimum wage and overtime rules in South Dakota.

The minimum wage in South Dakota is $11.20 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in South Dakota must be paid at least $11.20 an hour. 

Sioux Falls Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Sioux Falls is currently $11.20 an hour, the state minimum wage. However, cities in South Dakota are free to adopt their own higher minimum wage, and dozens of cities across the country have done so. To find out whether Sioux Falls has passed its own minimum wage law since we last updated, visit the city’s website at



Check South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation to find out more.

3. You are entitled to certain payments when your employment ends.

Your final paycheck must include certain amounts, regardless of whether you resigned, were laid off, or were fired. Find out whether your former employer met South Dakota’s final paycheck requirements

If you leave your job for any reason in South Dakota, whether by your own choice or your employer's action, your employer must pay your final paycheck on the next regular payday, or as soon as you return any property in your possession that belongs to your employer.

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