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Process of Termination: Montana

Process of Termination requirements for other states

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

Author: Michael C. Jacobson, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • When an employee voluntarily resigns, Montana employers must pay all unpaid wages on the next regular payday or within a certain time from the date of separation, whichever occurs first. Accrued vacation and earned commissions must also be paid in accordance with any agreement. See Final Paycheck.
  • Montana law strongly disfavors restrictive covenants or non-compete agreements for outgoing employees. However, employers may be able to enforce certain restrictive covenants or non-compete agreements if they meet a strict evidentiary burden. See Restrictive Covenants.