Department of Labor and Industry

Hours Worked

Hours Worked

 

* Includes all the times an employee is required to be on duty or on the employer's premises or at a prescribed work place and all the time during which he is suffered or permitted to work for the employer.

24.16.1005, ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

Preparatory and concluding activities

24.16.1008, ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

Rest Breaks

There is not a federal or Montana state law that requires an employer furnish a rest break (coffee break); however, if provided the time spent on the break is work time.

24.16.1006, ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

Meal periods unless certain criteria are met

There is not a federal or Montana state law that requires an employer furnish a meal break; however, if provided the following criteria would need to be met for it to be a bona fide period in which the time is not work time:

  • completely relieved of duty, and
  • at least 30 minutes in duration.

 24.16.1006, ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

 Time spent waiting

 24.16.1005 (4 & 5), ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

 Staff/Business meetings and Training

Not work time if:

  • attendance is outside of employee's regular working hours,
  • attendance is voluntary,
  • not directly related to employee's job, and
  • employee does not perform any productive work during attendance.

 24.16.1009, ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

 Sleeping time on a shift of less than 24 hours

 24.16.1007(2), ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)

Travel Time

 General Rules & examples, click here.

 24.16.1010, ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana)