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Other Leaves: Montana

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Jason Ritchie and William Dabney, Holland & Hart, LLP


  • Montana does not have any general law requiring private employers to provide family or medical leave beyond that required by the FMLA or ADA. See Family, Medical and Pregnancy Leave.
  • The Montana Maternity Leave Act may augment an employer's responsibility under federal law regarding maternity leave, and it will apply where it provides greater benefits to the employee. See Family, Medical and Pregnancy Leave.
  • No Montana law requires private employers to allow leave for jury or witness duty. See Jury Duty or Witness Duty Leave.
  • Montana law provides extended protections to members of the National Guard returning from state active duty. See Military Leave.
  • Employers of employees elected or appointed to a public office in the city, county or state must allow the employee to take a leave of absence, not to exceed 180 days per year, while the employee is performing public service. See Civic Duty Leave.