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. As part of its function the unit processes claims from employees who did not receive wages in a timely fashion or pursuant to their employment contract. The claims can be for such items as minimum wage, overtime, vacation pay, commissions, earned bonuses, etc. The unit also provides assistance to the public by answering labor related phone inquiries and by providing presentations informing employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities under Montana law. Information on wage and hour laws and other functions of the unit can be obtained by calling 406-444-5600.

Related Links

Electronic Wage Payments

Title 2, Chapter 18, Part 6 (Public Employee Benefit Section)

Title 39 (Labor, Minimum Wage, Overtime & Wage Payment Act)

Wage and Hour Administrative Rules

Wage and Hour FAQs

Wage and Hour Law Book - 2013

Wage and Hour Quick Reference Guide

Attorney General Opinions

The following are links to Attorney General Opinions in relations to wage payment issues.

Opinion 17,​ Volume 36 (addresses Improper Withholdings) (pdf)

Opinion 25, Volume 11 (addresses Improper Withholdings) (pdf)

Opinion 56, Volume 23 (addresses Vacation Pay) (pdf)

Contact Information 

Labor Standards Bureau
Wage and Hour Unit
PO Box 201503
Helena, MT 59620-1503
(406) 444-5600

U.S. Department of Labor
Salt Lake City District Office
Wage & Hour Division
Eagle Gate Plaza & Tower
60 E. South Temple St, Suite 575
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-1016
(801) 524-5706

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Related Links



2014 Minimum Wage Determinationhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/----2014 Minimum Wage Determinationhttp://assets.dli.mt.gov/erd/lsdocs/dli-erd-ls011.pdf, http://assets.dli.mt.gov/erd/lsdocs/dli-erd-ls011.pdf
Administrative Employeeshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/administrative-employeesAdministrative Employees
Computer Employeeshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/computer-employeesComputer Employees
Executive Employeeshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/executive-employeesExecutive Employees
Federal Minimum Wagehttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/federal-minimum-wageFederal Minimum Wage
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 Form
Hours Workedhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/hours-workedHours Worked
Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptionshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/minimum-wage-and-overtime-exemptionsMinimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions
Montana Wage and Hour Posterhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/wage-and-hour-posterMontana Wage and Hour Poster
Outside Salesmanhttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/outside-salesmanOutside Salesmanhttp://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=48d6ee3b99d3b3a97b1bf189e1757786&rgn=div5&view=text&node=29:, Outside Salesman
Professional Employeeshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/professional-employeesProfessional Employees
State Minimum Wagehttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/state-minimum-wageState Minimum Wage
Travel Timehttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/travel-timeTravel Time
Wage and Hour Formshttp://erd.dli.mt.gov/labor-standards/wage-and-hour-payment-act/wage-hour-formsWage and Hour Forms

Wage and Hour Payment Act
Employers, Workers
Wage and Hour Payment Act