Montana is an employee-friendly state. Examples of laws that it has created include: establishing protected classes outside of those protected under federal law, including political beliefs or ideas; and requiring an employer to provide many leaves to employees. Montana is also the only state that is not an employment at-will state.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Montana.
Updated to reflect an increase in the state minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect an increase in Montana's minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect information on case law regarding mandatory arbitration under USERRA.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
In Flores v. City of San Gabriel, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that payments of cash in lieu of benefits must be included in the regular rate when calculating how much overtime employees are owed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In Corbin v. Time Warner, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a neutral rounding policy will not violate the FLSA even if every employee does not always gain or break even over every pay period.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Montana employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to payment of wages.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Montana employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.