News By Agency : Labor and Regulation

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Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise Dramatically
During the week of March 22-28, a total of 6,645 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Unemployment Claimants Must Request Weekly Payment
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds unemployment insurance claimants to request a weekly payment by calling 605-626-3212 after 6 p.m. CDT or by filing online at RAclaims.sd.gov any time.


Unemployment Filing Reminders for Workers
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) continues to handle an unprecedented volume of unemployment insurance claims due to COVID-19 related layoffs.


Labor Department Implementing Unemployment Insurance System Improvements
The Department of Labor and Regulation has seen a dramatic increase in unemployment insurance activity due to COVID-19 related layoffs.

Labor Department Warns Against Unemployment Insurance Scams
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) warns unemployment insurance claimants about potential scams aiming to steal personal information.


Unemployment Insurance Initial Weekly Claims Rise
During the week of March 15-21, a total of 1,703 initial weekly claims for unemployment benefits were filed with the Department of Labor and Regulation.


Business Webinar on Unemployment Insurance during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) and South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) are providing a free webinar related to unemployment insurance and COVID-19 on Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. CDT.


Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements Loosened
Today, state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman exercised authority to waive the requirement workers filing for unemployment must actively search for work to be eligible for benefits.


Unemployment Claims: What Workers and Businesses Need to Know
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reports a dramatic increase in activity at the Unemployment Insurance Call Center during the last week due to COVID-19 related layoffs.


Labor Department Accepting Unemployment Claims from Workers Affected by COVID-19
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting reemployment assistance (unemployment insurance) claims from workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19.


Employers: Use SIDES for Online Unemployment Filing
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is asking employers filing unemployment insurance information to sign up for the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) e-Response.


Labor Department Accepting Unemployment Claims from School Employees Affected by COVID-19 Closures
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting reemployment assistance (unemployment insurance) claims from school employees who are not able to work due to COVID-19 closures.


Reemployment Assistance Customer Service Center Remains Open
The Reemployment Assistance Customer Service Center (call center located in Aberdeen) will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT the week of March 16.


Afdahl Named to FDIC Advisory Committee of State Regulators
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced the selection of 15 members for its recently established Advisory Committee of State Regulators. This includes South Dakota Banking Director Bret Afdahl.


Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Approaching
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) reminds workers, self-employed individuals and farmworkers in Aurora County the deadline to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is Monday, Feb. 10.


Labor Department Accepting Applications for Eligible Training Providers
The Department of Labor and Regulation is accepting applications for training programs to be approved for the state’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).


Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available
The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Aurora County as a result of the Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA DR-4469.