The South Dakota Worker`s Compensation Law covers all employers with limited exceptions. Some employees that are exempt include: Domestic servants, unless working for an employer more than 20 hours in any calendar week and for more than six weeks in any 13week period; Farm or agricultural labor; One whose employment is not in the usual course of trade, business, occupation or profession of the employer (independent contractor). This includes real estate agents, and owneroperators of trucks who are certified as independent contractors by the Department of Labor; Certain elected officials of the state or subdivision of government; and Workfare participants.
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