61-6-16Failure to seek or accept suitable employment.

If the Department of Labor and Regulation finds that an unemployed individual has failed, without good cause, either to apply for available suitable work when so directed by the department or to accept suitable work when offered to the individual, the claimant shall be denied benefits, including extended benefits, until the individual has been reemployed at least six calendar weeks in insured employment during the individual's current benefit year and earned wages of not less than the individual's weekly benefit amount in each of those six weeks. The department may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 for determining suitable work.

Source: SL 1936 (SS), ch 3, § 5; SDC 1939, § 17.0830 (3); SL 1939, ch 89; SL 1943, ch 84; SL 1947, ch 88, § 11; SL 1947, ch 89, § 2; SL 1955, ch 62; SL 1971, ch 276, § 77; SL 1979, ch 348, § 5; SL 1983, ch 22, § 14; SL 1993, ch 375, § 33; SL 2008, ch 277, § 123; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 33, eff. Apr. 12, 2011; SDCL § 61-6-15; SL 2012, ch 252, § 59.