61-5-24Initial contribution rates for employers--Employer classification--Experience rating.

An employer subject to this title has a contribution rate of one and two tenths percent the first year and, if the employer has a positive account balance at the beginning of subsequent years, a contribution rate of one percent thereafter until the employer qualifies for experience rating. However, an employer subject to this title who is classified in construction services shall be assigned a rate of six percent the first year and, if the employer has a positive account balance at the beginning of subsequent years, a contribution rate of three percent thereafter until the employer qualifies for experience rating. Any employer classification prior to January 1, 2001, shall be assigned pursuant to Division C of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual of 1987 as prepared by the Statistical Policy Division of the Office of Management and Budget, Office of the President. Any employer classification after December 31, 2000, shall be assigned pursuant to Sector 23 of the North American Industry Classification System Manual, which is prepared by the Statistical Policy Division of the Office of Management and Budget, Office of the President. An employer qualifies for experience rating for a year and is rated pursuant to § 61-5-25 if, as of the computation date applicable to that year, benefits have been chargeable to the employer's account throughout each of the two consecutive twelve-month periods immediately preceding the computation date.

Source: SL 1971, ch 276, § 38; SL 1982, ch 369, § 8; SL 1983, ch 382; SL 1984, ch 334, §§ 1, 5; SL 1987, ch 387, § 4; SL 1988, ch 413, § 3; SL 1989, ch 448, § 3; SL 1991, ch 416, § 3; SL 1993, ch 378, § 3; SL 2000, ch 252, § 1; SDCL § 61-5-20.2; SL 2012, ch 252, § 59.