Labor Law Assistance

Logo for Jackson LewisAs a member benefit, all SDRA members may receive free answers to basic employment law questions from an employment law firm.

The service is available through an agreement SDRA has signed with Jackson Lewis PC, a premier law firm with a nationwide practice exclusively specializing in employment and labor law.  Jackson Lewis attorneys represent only the employer/management side of labor and employment.

Photo of Chris Hoyme from Jackson LewisChris Hoyme of the Jackson Lewis law firm is a member of the South Dakota Bar.

Additionally, if an SDRA member ever requires assistance beyond telephone or email consultation (such as a lawsuit, discrimination charge or DOL audit), the member will receive the added benefit of a 20% reduction off the regular rate from the Jackson Lewis law firm.

Examples of the types of basic questions about which SDRA members may call:

  • Hiring and firing
  • Disciplining employees
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Overtime pay requirements
  • Family and Medical Leave Act issues
  • Americans with Disabilities Act issues
  • EEOC matters
  • Child labor laws
  • Unemployment insurance issues
  • Workers compensation issues
  • Harassment problems
  • OSHA  

NEW MEMBER SERVICE: Are you looking for a new employee handbook?

Jackson Lewis has developed a South Dakota-specific handbook template. This handbook costs $1,400 and includes 1 hour of consultation from the Jackson Lewis Law Firm to customize the handbook to your business needs. Additional hours will be provided at a 20% discount.

If you are interested in this handbook, please call the SDRA office at 1.800.685.5545 or email