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.

    Public Sector Compliance

    The Compliance Program 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

    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 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... 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

    Organizations desiring to be certified as managed care organizations are required to submit an application and pay a fee of... 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

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