State of South Dakota
Senators Koetzle and Kooistra and Representatives Haley and Cutler
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
repeal certain provisions regarding the minimum wage
for tipped employees.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Any employer of a tipped employee shall pay a cash wage of not less than two
dollars and thirteen cents an hour if the employer claims a tip credit against the employer's
minimum wage obligation. If an employee's tips combined with the employer's cash wage of not
less than two dollars and thirteen cents an hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the
employer shall make up the difference as additional wages for each regular pay period of the
A "tipped employee" is one engaged in an occupation in which the employee customarily
and regularly receives more than thirty-five dollars a month in tips or other considerations.
This section does not apply to babysitters or outside salesmen.
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Insertions into existing statutes are indicated by underscores.
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