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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


  • There are several types of leave that may be available to an employee in Montana. See Leaves of Absence.
  • Montana does not have a state family and medical leave law applicable to private employers.See Family and Medical Leave.
  • An employee may be entitled to take unpaid leave to prepare for or attend a criminal justice proceeding. See Crime Victim 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 Public Official Leave.
  • Montana does not require an employer to offer paid time off, but if an employer chooses to do so, it may be required to pay accrued but unused time upon an employee's termination. See Paid Time Off.