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South Dakota Employment Contract Templates (4)

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South Dakota Employment Contract Templates (4)

Updated November 27, 2023

A South Dakota employment contract agreement outlines the terms of employment for an individual offering a service in exchange for payment. A description of the employee’s salary should be described in the document along with the schedule of payments. The employer can also specify information relating to any commission or benefits to which the employee is entitled. Apart from wage details, the employer may establish provisions restricting the employee from releasing trade secrets or from conducting business activity with other employees, customers, or competing organizations.

By Type (4)

Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – A document that holds the employee liable if they wrongfully disclose confidential information or trade secrets.

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Employee Non-Compete Agreement – Names specific individuals or organizations with which the employee is unauthorized to work.

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Independent Contractor Agreement – Sets forth the working terms for a contractor hired to perform a service for a client.

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Subcontractor Agreement – A contractor may use this document to establish the relationship between them and a subcontractor.

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Table of Contents

What is an Employee?

“Employee” Definition[1]

“An employee is a person who is employed to render personal service to an employer otherwise than in the pursuit of an independent calling, and who in such service remains entirely under the control and direction of the employer.”

At-Will Employment

At-Will Employment – Allowed with the exception of any “Public Policy” and “Implied Contract” understandings.

Income Tax Rate (Individual)

Individual Income Tax Rate – 0%

Minimum Wage ($/hr)

Minimum Wage – $9.30[2]


  1. § 60-1-1
  2. Dept. of Labor