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South Dakota Employment Law Letter

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South Dakota Employment Law Letter

When you subscribe to your Employment Law Letter, you get a newsletter specifically designed for employers and HR professionals in your state. It's written by attorneys in your state who know the unique challenges and laws you must deal with every day.

Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

  • Online Archive: You can search for articles on any topic from your state, nearby states, or all 50 states.
  • Policies: Our Sample Policy & Procedure Manual, including dozens of sample policies and explanations.
  • Forms: Government forms and sample forms you can use in your HR practice.
  • Your state's statutes and regulations on employment law.
  • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law.
  • Survey results from our Surveys of HR professionals nationwide.
  • Reports: Access to in-depth Mastering HR Reports.
  • Employers Forum: A vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. For HR professionals and their counsel.


Your Editors

Jennifer FrankJennifer Suich Frank
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.

Jennifer Suich Frank joined the firm in June 2015 bringing almost 18 years of experience in advising clients on a variety of employment, labor and benefit issues.

Frank worked most recently as a Senior Associate General Counsel for Allina Health, a Minnesota-based healthcare system consisting of more than 26,000 employees, 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies and other specialty medical services. For the last almost eight years, she was the lead employment law attorney in the legal and risk services department.

At Allina Health, Frank managed employment-related litigation handled by outside counsel, which included cases involving claims of disability, age and sex discrimination. Frank focused her practice on advising human resources and company leaders on issues involving: discrimination, disability and ADA; FMLA; wage and hour; compliance; patient privacy; physician and non-compete; hiring/firing/discipline; and various immigration matters. Her legal responsibilities were extensive, but Frank remained diligent in preparing and overseeing administrative charges and representing clients at agency interviews and conciliation settlement conferences. Frank also worked closely with Allina Health’s human resources division to assist with drafting and revising employment policies and procedures, and advising on reduction in force matters, including preparing severance and separation agreements. Frank provided regular training for the company on discrimination, disability and FMLA topics.

Kassie ShiffermillerKassie McKie Shiffermiller
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.

Kassie McKie Shiffermiller joined the firm's Rapid City office as an associate in August 2014 after spending time at Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. as a summer associate in 2013. She focuses her practice on litigation, education, and employment law. She is a contributor to the South Dakota Employment Law Letter published by Business & Legal Resources (BLR), a member of the South Dakota Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association.

Kassie is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota but graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.A. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Spanish from Western Carolina University 2011. While at WCU, Kassie was a Division I track and field athlete, recipient of the Southern Conference Commissioner's Medal, recipient of the Dean's Scholar Award, and a member of the Student Leadership Council. Kassie received her J.D. from the University of South Dakota, School of Law, in 2014 where she was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and a research assistant for Constitutional Law.

Samuel KerrSamuel D. Kerr
Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C.

Samuel Kerr has been practicing law for over 24 years. His legal practice began as an associate attorney at Wallahan & Eicher in Rapid City. That firm merged with Banks, Johnson, Colbath & Kerr, Prof. LLC, in 1995 where Sam served as a litigation attorney and managing partner. While at the Banks, Johnson law firm, Sam concentrated his practice on employment and labor law, education law, administrative law, business law, insurance defense, and litigation. He served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota Department of Transportation for several years. In addition, he represented several higher education institutions in various matters, including U.S. Department of Education Title IV and Title IX Issues, Title VII, contracts, trademark, and employment practices matters.

Sam left private practice in 2001 to serve as General Counsel and Vice President for Human Resources at National American University (NAU) in Rapid City. He then served as General Counsel and System Vice President for Administration at NAU until 2008 when he was promoted to Provost and General Counsel. As General Counsel, Sam handled a wide variety of legal matters, including employment practices issues, business transactions, compliance issues, governmental and regulatory affairs, real property, contracts, and accreditation. Sam has worked with elected public officials and their staffs on legislative matters, including drafting and introducing legislation. He has a keen understanding of how legal and regulatory issues translate into the practical functioning of a company. For example, when the U.S. Department of Education enacted regulations that established new requirements for postsecondary institutions to be eligible for federal student financial aid programs, Sam initiated the creation of, and successfully led, a coalition of diverse South Dakota colleges and universities to effectuate a change in the state’s postsecondary education laws to conform to the new federal mandate.

Full Product Details

South Dakota Employment Law Letter provides a three-part subscription package to deliver the practical, hands-on advice you need to manage your South Dakota workforce safely and in compliance with South Dakota and federal laws. That's because the newsletter's editors are South Dakota attorneys who defend and counsel employers statewide.

Each issue also keeps you on top of South Dakota court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with South Dakota's local laws and policies in mind. You get the information you need to stay in business — and out of the courtroom.

Your complete subscription package includes:

  1. South Dakota Employment Law Letter — 12 monthly issues mailed to you and also available online. (Digital-only versions are available with an HRLaws subscription) You also receive email notifications once a month and periodic News Alert by email as needed.
  2. Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

    • Employment Law Letter articles from states you subscribe to
    • Sample policies
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law
    • Results from monthly surveys of HR professionals
    • Hot Topics
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals, employers, and their counsel.
  3. Mastering HR Reports — In-depth reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. Some 15-20 Mastering HR Reports are available in the Subscribers-Only area, and we update them regularly so you will always have the most up-to-date information.

South Dakota Employment Law Letter

Read a sample of our Employment Law Letter Newsletter here.