Montana Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Montana are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Montana

Date
Poster/Update
  • 10/2019

    Montana Minimum Wage-Newly required poster that includes new minimum wage of $8.65 effective January 1, 2020.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Montana Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Prevailing Wage (MT Code Annotated 39-3-203) Employer to notify employees on written demand as to rate of wages and date of paydays. You're required by Montana law to post information regarding the prevailing wage rate, and inform employees the day on which they'll be paid. The Montana Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information on your behalf clearly and conveniently. Simply post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Workers Compensation (MT Code Annotated 39-71-401) Your employees are legally entitled to access, in the workplace, information regarding Workers' Compensation rights and obligations. The Montana Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information so they can review it as required.
  • Unemployment Insurance (MT Administrative Rules 24.11.705(1)) You must post information regarding unemployment insurance benefits and obligations. The Montana Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information clearly and accurately. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Non-Discrimination (MT Code Annotated 49-2-202) No worker shall be subject to discrimination under both State and Federal laws. The Montana Complete Labor Law Poster informs all workers of this law. Post it wherever all employees can access it during the workday.
  • OSHA - Health and Safety on the Job Job and health safety in the workplace is the law. The Montana Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding the rights employees have to a safe workplace.
  • Montana No Smoking Poster Smoking is prohibited in the workplace. The Montana Complete Labor Law Poster reminds all employees and visitors of your smoke-free policy.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
  • IRS Withholding Notice Federal law requires that you withhold employee pay per IRS requirements. You must inform employees of this IRS withholding notice. Ensure that the information is displayed clearly, accurately and in a conspicuous location.
  • Anti-Discrimination Notice Discrimination in the workplace is against federal law and subject to severe penalties. You must inform employees of their rights, obligations and protections to work in, and maintain, a discrimination-free workplace.
  • Payday Notice Enter the name of the company, frequency of payment, and the name of the person who will handle inquiries regarding paydays and their title.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Montana in 2020:

Montana’s minimum wage, as of January 1, 2020 is $8.65 per hour. Increases to this rate are done annually and are based on the CPI index. This was determined in a 2006 ballot measure.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Montana

  • Wage & Hour - (406) 444-5600
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (406) 444-0564
  • Unemployment Insurance - (406) 444-6900
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