Worker Resources

Employment Discrimination is Against the Law

The following practices are unlawful if based on a protected class (age, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, disability, marital status, sex, political belief (in government) or retaliation)... Read More

Filing a Complaint

A person who believes that they have experienced illegal discrimination should contact the Montana Human Rights Bureau at (406) 444-4356 or 1-800-542-0807... Read More

Guide to Montana's Discrimination Laws

Montana's discrimination laws can be found in the Montana Human Rights Act (Title 49) and in the Montana Governmental Code of Fair Practices... Read More

Legal Rights of Pregnant Employees

If you are pregnant or have recently had a child and you believe an employer has denied your right to maternity leave or you believe an employer has otherwise discriminated against you, contact the Montana Human Rights Bureau... Read More

Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Montana Human Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) prohibit discrimination in employment to an applicant or employee because of a physical or mental disability... Read More

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is determined on a case-by-case basis. Acts which are offensive to one employee may not be offensive to another. However, in addition to sexual assault, the following acts may constitute sexual harassment... Read More

The Human Rights Appeal Process

How to File an Objection and Brief to Appeal a No Cause Finding... 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

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

Report a Workplace Safety Hazard

The following safety concern notification form is for public entity employees only. A Public entity is defined as any state or local government or any department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of one or more state... 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

SafetyWriter

To 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 include... 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

Dispute Resolution (Mediation)

Mediation is used to assist an injured worker and the insurer/employer in resolving a dispute concerning benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act. The mediator is a neutral third person who listens to the concerns of both parties and assists... 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... Read More

Meals, Lodging and Mileage

Section 39-71-704(1) (d), MCA, directs WC Insurers to reimburse workers for reasonable travel expenses pursuant to rates allowed for state employees. When determining the reimbursement, please refer to 39-71-704(1), MCA and ARM 24.29.1409... Read More

Mediation Guide For Claimants

Mediation is used to assist an injured worker and the insurer/employer in resolving a dispute concerning benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act... Read More

Silicosis Program

The department administers a program to determine eligibility and pay benefits to those suffering from silicosis... 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

Uninsured Employers' Fund

The 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... Read More

Workers' Compensation Benefits Summary

The information in these pamphlets is a summary of the most commonly requested information on workers' compensation wage loss and medical benefits available to covered employees injured on the job. It is not all-inclusive... Read More

Workers' Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

The 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... Read More