South Dakota Employment Lawyers

Anthony Hohn
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Sioux Falls, SD Employment Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(605) 336-2880 206 West 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Employment and Business
University of South Dakota School of Law
Anthony Hohn is a litigation attorney at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD. A Sioux Falls native, Anthony joined the firm in 2008 as a member of the firm’s litigation section and became a partner in 2014. His practice includes of a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, employment litigation, and condemnation litigation. Anthony interned with the firm in the summer of 2006 and is a 2007 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law, where he served as lead articles editor for the South Dakota Law Review. Following graduation, Anthony...
Michael Paul Shubeck
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Rapid City, SD Employment Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(605) 718-2069 550 North 5th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Construction and Insurance Claims
University of South Dakota School of Law
Michael Shubeck is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law. He is a farmer's son and learned the value of hard work helping his father with his cattle and farming operation. He is responsible for recovering more than a million dollars for his clients. From the beginning of his practice he has been at the heart of high profile South Dakota litigation. Michael helped defend a prominent South Dakota real estate developer against over one hundred claims of construction defects and fraud. He worked to convince insurance companies of their contractual duties, obtained a favorable settlement,...
Kristi Geisler Holm
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Sioux Falls, SD Employment Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(605) 336-2880 206 W 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Employment, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
University of Nebraska College of Law
Kristi Geisler Holm is an Employment and Insurance Litigation lawyer at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD. Kristi joined Davenport Evans in 1995, with a practice focused upon representing employers and insurers in all stages of workers’ compensation and employment matters. She regularly provides advice to clients on compensability issues and defenses involved with workers’ compensation claims before litigation is commenced, but also continues to assist them by defending litigated claims before the Department of Labor and on appeal. Employers also look to her for guidance and the aggressive defense of Title VII cases involving claims...
Joel Rische
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Sioux Falls, SD Employment Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(605) 336-2880 206 West 14th Street
P.O. Box 1030
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
Employment, Collections and Insurance Defense
University of Nebraska College of Law
Joel Rische is a litigation attorney at Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP in Sioux Falls, SD. Joel joined the firm in 2015 and is originally from Wessington Springs, South Dakota. He earned a bachelor of science degree in Contemporary Media and Journalism from the University of South Dakota and spent several years working in broadcast television before attending law school. After graduation from the University of Nebraska College of Law, Joel clerked for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota in Pierre.Outside of work, Joel enjoys traveling with his wife,...
Scott Abdallah
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Sioux Falls, SD Employment Law Lawyer
(605) 338-4304 101 S Main Ave #100
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
Scott Abdallah is the managing partner of Johnson Janklow Abdallah, LLP. His practice is focused almost exclusively in the area of trial work and civil litigation, including business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death and products liability. Scott has been recognized extensively for his litigation skills. He is one of only five South Dakota attorneys who are members of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which recognizes only the top 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States. He has been continuously selected for inclusion in the national publication, The Best Lawyers in America, and is one of only fifteen...
Spearfish, SD Employment Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(605) 642-2622 1230 North Ave
Spearfish, SD 57783
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Construction
University of South Dakota School of Law
Howard, SD Employment Law Lawyer
(605) 772-4488 115 N Main St
Howard, SD 57349
Employment and Estate Planning
Pierre, SD Employment Law Lawyer
(605) 773-3311 445 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Employment
Pierre, SD Employment Law Lawyer
(605) 773-3681 700 Governors Dr
Pierre, SD 57501
Employment
Todd D. Epp
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Sioux Falls, SD Employment Law Attorney
(605) 334-0446 Parker Building 317 North Main
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment, Business and IP
University of Houston Law Center and Washburn Law School
Sioux Falls, SD Employment Law Lawyer
(605) 335-5740 100 S Spring Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Estate Planning
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Problems in the workplace?

Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.