Employers Resources

Employer Resources

Once 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... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

The 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... Read More

Human Rights Web-Based Training

The Human Rights Bureau is the agency responsible for enforcing the Montana Human Rights Act, along with certain federal anti-discrimination statutes... Read More

Posters and Brochures

We recommend that all business owners and housing providers make this information available to all employees, patrons, and tenants... Read More

Child Labor Information

The Montana Child Labor Standards Act establishes the hours minors may work and hazardous occupations in which they may not work – unless specifically exempted... Read More

Filing a Wage Claim, Instructions and Form

A 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... Read More

Montana 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)... Read More

Public Contracts/Prevailing Wage Law

Montana'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... Read More

Public Sector Collective Bargaining

The 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... Read More

Wage and Hour Laws

The 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... Read More

Montana Consultation Program:

The Consultation Program provides on-site consultation services to both public and private sector: including small companies, city, county, and state entities. To request a consultation, call 406-494-0324 or via email at Free Safety Consultation Request.

Public Sector Compliance Emphasis Beginning October 1, 2016

The Compliance Unit will be enforcing the following two elements of the Montana Safety Culture Act as serious Violations:

  1. 39-71-1505 (ii) Job or task specific training; and
  2. 39-71-1505 (iii) b Periodic hazard assessment, with corrective actions identified

SafetyFestMT provides free quality safety training to Montana's employers and their employees. The event is held four times a year throughout the State. To see when SafetyFest will be held in or near your community visit the SafetyFestMT website.

Introduction to the Montana Safety Culture Act

The 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... Read More

Mine Safety and Health

Consultation services are available for any type of mine in Montana. The Safety Bureau will provide the following services at the employer's request... Read More

Occupational Safety and Health

The Montana Safety Act and the Montana Occupational Health Act require safety and health inspections of workplaces of public employers , eg. cities, counties, schools, etc... Read More

SafetyFestMT

The 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 information... Read More

The Montana Occupational Safety and Health Act

Chapter 71. Occupational Safety and Health... Read More

Workplace Safety Training

The 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 needs... Read More

File 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... Read More

HIPAA and Release of Workers' Compensation Information

The Employment Relations Division of the Department of Labor and Industry released this bulletin effective March 2003...

Insurance Compliance

Employers 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 Organizations

Organizations 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... Read More

Professional Employer Organizations

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a business that leases employees to other businesses. A PEO manages the paperwork responsibilities associated with having employees... Read More

Stay at Work/Return to Work Project

Minimize avoidable disruption caused by work-related injury or occupational disease and assist the injured worker to return as soon as possible to... Read More

Subsequent Injury Fund

The department manages the Subsequent Injury Fund, a program designed to assist individuals with disabilities obtain employment... Read More