South Dakota employers urged to use online unemployment filing

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is asking employers filing unemployment insurance information to sign up for the State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) e-Response.

SIDES e-Response is a fast, secure and standardized way to automate responses to notices of unemployment claims. Once an employer signs on to SIDES e-Response, DLR will deliver all notices to their email address rather than by mail.

“Due to the large volume of claims we anticipate due to COVID-19 business layoffs or closures, this online process will save time,” said state Labor and Regulation Secretary Marcia Hultman. She says it’s especially helpful to those who typically deal with a large volume of unemployment insurance information.

SIDES e-Response gives employers an easy and efficient way to respond to information requests from DLR, saving time and money

Hultman says, in order to reserve the phone lines for individual claimants, she strongly encourages businesses to submit questions specific to COVID-19 layoffs and closures to [email protected] to receive a direct and timely response.