Employers Resources



Employer Resourceshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights/employersEmployer ResourcesOnce a complaint of discrimination has been filed with the Human Rights Bureau, and charging party has named an employer as a respondent, or a person responsible for certain alleged discriminatory acts, the law requires the Bureau to
Frequently Asked Questionshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights/frequently-asked-questionsFrequently Asked QuestionsThe Human Rights Bureau only investigates certain types of discrimination. In order to be covered by the protections of state and federal anti-discrimination laws, an adverse action must have been taken on the basis of a person’s protected class
Human Rights Web-Based Traininghttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights/resources-and-education/resources-and-educationHuman Rights Web-Based TrainingThe Human Rights Bureau is the agency responsible for enforcing the Montana Human Rights Act, along with certain federal anti-discrimination statutes
Posters and Brochureshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights/resources-and-education/posters-and-brochuresPosters and BrochuresWe recommend that all business owners and housing providers make this information available to all employees, patrons, and tenants



Child Labor Informationhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/child-labor-law/child-labor-lawChild Labor InformationThe Montana Child Labor Standards Act establishes the hours minors may work and hazardous occupations in which they may not work – unless specifically exempted
Filing a Wage Claim, Instructions and Formhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/filing-a-wage-claimFiling a Wage Claim, Instructions and FormA person who believes they have not been paid all wages due them or did not receive minimum wage or overtime pay may file a wage claim with the Wage & Hour Unit
Montana Military Service Employment Right Act (MMSERA)http://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/montana-military-service-employment-right-act/mmseraMontana Military Service Employment Right Act (MMSERA)MMSERA provides employment and reemployment protections for those members of the Montana organized militia or federal reserves when they are not covered by the federal “Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994” (USERRA)
Public Contracts/Prevailing Wage Lawhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-law/public-contracts-prevailing-wage-lawPublic Contracts/Prevailing Wage LawMontana's prevailing wage law, often referred to as Montana's Little Davis-Bacon Law, applies to public works contracts entered into for construction services (heavy, highway and building) or nonconstruction services
Public Sector Collective Bargaininghttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/collective-bargaining/collective-bargainingPublic Sector Collective BargainingThe Collective Bargaining Act for Public Employees is administered by the Board of Personnel Appeals through its agents assigned to the Collective Bargaining Unit. This unit processes unfair labor practice complaints and conducts matters
Wage and Hour Lawshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/wage-and-hour-payment-actWage and Hour LawsThe Wage and Hour Unit enforces provisions of the Montana Wage Payment Act, minimum wage and overtime law, Public Contracts / Prevailing Wage Law and the State Child Labor Standards Act



Free Safety Consultation Programhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/onsite-consultation/onsite-consultationFree Safety Consultation ProgramIdentify problems before they become accidents. Workplace hazards have a direct impact on your employees and your business
Introduction to the Montana Safety Culture Acthttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/montana-safety-culture-act/montana-safety-culture-actIntroduction to the Montana Safety Culture ActThe Safety Culture Act enacted by the 1993 Montana State Legislature encourages workers and employers to come together to create and implement a workplace safety philosophy
Mine Safety and Healthhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/mine-safety/mine-safetyMine Safety and HealthConsultation services are available for any type of mine in Montana. The Safety Bureau will provide the following services at the employer's request
Occupational Safety and Healthhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/occupational-safety-and-healthOccupational Safety and HealthThe Montana Safety Act and the Montana Occupational Health Act require safety and health inspections of workplaces of public employers , eg. cities, counties, schools, etc
SafetyFestMThttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/employersSafetyFestMTThe first SafetyFestMT was held in Helena in March of 2010. It was a huge success. Hundreds of Montana workers from a variety of industries attended. They raved about the classes, speakers and quality of informationhttp://safetyfestmt.com, SafetyFestMT
SafetyWriterhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-healthSafetyWriterTo save you time, SafetyWriter lets you “click” together a safety plan. Enter your SIC, or click on a dropdown list of safety procedures you want to place in your plan. Click on as many as you’d like to includehttp://www.usfsafetyflorida.com/Our-Online-Applications/SafetyWriter, http://www.usfsafetyflorida.com/Our-Online-Applications/SafetyWriter
The Montana Occupational Safety and Health Acthttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/employersThe Montana Occupational Safety and Health ActChapter 71. Occupational Safety and Healthhttp://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/50_71.htm, The Montana Occupational Safety and Health Act
Workplace Safety Traininghttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/workplace-safety-training/workplace-safety-trainingWorkplace Safety TrainingThe Montana Safety and Health Bureau offers free on-site safety training. Before training begins, we require a walkthrough to observe your work environment. This helps us customize the training to meet your specific needshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/safety-health/workplace-safety-training, Request Workplace Safety Training



File a Work Comp Claim (FROI)http://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-claims/claims-assistance/file-a-work-comp-claimFile a Work Comp Claim (FROI)Report all on-the-job injuries or occupational diseases to your supervisor, insurer or employer as soon as possible. You must give notice within 30 days after the occurrence of the accident
HIPAA and Release of Workers' Compensation Informationhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-claims/medical-regulations/hipaa-release-of-work-comp-infoHIPAA and Release of Workers' Compensation InformationThe Employment Relations Division of the Department of Labor and Industry released this bulletin effective March 2003
Insurance Compliancehttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/insurance-compliance/insurance-complianceInsurance ComplianceEmployers must provide workers' compensation insurance defined in the Montana Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Acts. Insurance may be purchased from insurers that are authorized
Managed Care Organizationshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/managed-care-organizations/managed-care-organizationsManaged Care OrganizationsOrganizations desiring to be certified as managed care organizations are required to submit an application and pay a fee of $1,500. Once certified, the MCO can contract with insurers to receive their referrals
Professional Employer Organizationshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/professional-employer-organizations/professional-employer-organizationsProfessional Employer OrganizationsA Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a business that leases employees to other businesses. A PEO manages the paperwork responsibilities associated with having employees
Stay at Work/Return to Work Projecthttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-claims/saw-rtw/saw-rtwStay at Work/Return to Work ProjectMinimize avoidable disruption caused by work-related injury or occupational disease and assist the injured worker to return as soon as possible to
Subsequent Injury Fundhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/subsequent-injury-fund/subsequent-injury-fundSubsequent Injury FundThe department manages the Subsequent Injury Fund, a program designed to assist individuals with disabilities obtain employment
Uninsured Employers' Fundhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-regulations/uninsured-employers-fund/uninsured-employers-fundUninsured Employers' FundThe UEF was created to provide benefits to employees injured on the job while working for an uninsured employer. The purpose is to pay the injured worker the same benefits the worker
Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questionshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/work-comp-claims/claims-assistance/faqWorkers' Compensation Frequently Asked QuestionsThe following are frequently asked questions and answers, you may also find answers in the Benefits Summary. Nothing on this website is intended as legal advice