A non-compete agreement in South Dakota is a legal document that allows employers to take measures to prevent an employee from engaging in competitive behavior. In some cases, these agreements may only apply to a certain geographic area or region. These types of documents are generally used during the hiring process to ensure that all employees understand the the terms of accepting a job at this company. Many employers will inform their new hires of their non-compete requirement before the official offer is given. Thought these agreements can be restrictive, employers are encouraged to mold these agreements so that they are fair in time, scope, and geographic radius.
South Dakota Non-Compete Laws - § 53-9-8
According to South Dakota Law, a non-compete agreement must name the specific region that the employee is restricted from procuring similar employment. Furthermore, the contract must name a restriction period of two years or less.