Arbitration Training and Labor Relations Conference

The Annual Montana Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference is sponsored by:

Montana Arbitrators Association 

Montana Board of Personnel Appeals 

Montana Department of Labor & Industry 

National Labor Relations Board 

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Services 

Montana State Bar Dispute Resolution Committee


Participants receive valuable information concerning arbitration preparation, collective bargaining, and other topics relating to labor relations. Skills learned in the conference can be practically applied to a variety of workplace settings.


      2020 Arbitration and

Labor Relations Conference

   "Moving Forward Together"

Arbitration Training

September 14, 2020 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how an Arbitrator makes their decision? Maybe you wondered what the Arbitrator used as justification when writing their decision? If so, then this training is a must. Come spend the day with Arbitrator Jeff Jacobs as he discusses some of these very questions at the Arbitration Training session. 

This training is not limited to Arbitrators. Labor and Management officials are encouraged to attend this session as well. 

Come and learn the do's and don'ts about Arbitration. This six-hour arbitration training is a great learning opportunity for Arbitrators, Attorneys, Labor Members, and Management Officials regardless of experience. Arbitrator Jacobs will review all aspects of Arbitration in this session. 


September 14-16, 2020 – This year’s Conference is filled with great learning opportunities! Arbitrators from around the country will speak on topics such as, "Due Process and Investigations," Evidence in Arbitration" and "Insubordination". What is, "Regressive Bargaining"? Learn about topics such as the "10 Rights Your Contract Doesn't Give You", Your rights as an Employer or Employee in Montana regarding Drug Testing. The conference offers interactive sessions for attendees with Arbitrators, Labor and Management Representatives, and Labor and Management Attorneys to ask questions and help build knowledge and experience. 


Registration Fees -

Register early and SAVE $50.00

  • September 14th-16th (all three days) $270 before August 14th (After August 14th $320)
  • September 15th -16th  Arbitration & Labor Relations Conference Only $250.00 before August 14th (After August 14th $300.00)


Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont, MT

Reserve your rooms by calling 800-332-3272 or 406-797-3241 by August 14, 2020.

Make reservations online at using Group ID 24145

(Note: Online registration will automatically charge the first night to your credit card)

Ask for Montana Labor Arbitration Rooms at State Rate

Contact Information

Max Hallfrisch  (406) 444-0038


Department of Labor & Industry Labor Standards Bureau

1805 Prospect PO Box 201503 Helena MT  59620-1503