The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation will begin posting appellate decisions from the Circuit Court on its website. This is something the South Dakota Workers’ Compensation Committee has been working toward for some time. Currently you can access all Department of Labor decisions, but unless we are involved in the case or the decision was appealed to the SD Supreme Court, we often did not know the outcome of the appeal, or even if a Department decision was appealed in the first place. Fortunately, this new feature will change that.
Boyce Law will continue to monitor all Department decisions and provide case law updates on this blog. We will also report any relevant appellate decisions from the Circuit Court. The appellate decisions can be accessed at http://dlr.sd.gov/workers_compensation/decisions_appeals.aspx. You can navigate to that page by clicking “Case Decisions” from the home page and using the “Workers’ Compensation Appeals Decision” link found on the “Case Decisions” page.