The Montana Minimum Wage and Overtime Laws specifically set how much and when a worker must be paid.
The laws are set forth by state statute and non-exempt employers must comply with these laws. There are numerous exceptions to these laws based upon the type of employment, the classification of the job, the type and manner of compensation, and the size of the employer.
There are also federal wage laws pursuant to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that also set forth pay requirements from employers.
Montana Overtime Pay Laws
The Overtime Law requires employees paid hourly must be paid at a rate of one and one-half that rate for all hours worked over 40 hours per week.
Montana Minimum Wage Laws
The minimum wage is currently set at $8.05 per hour. This rate is inflation adjusted every year.
Wages are due and payable within (10) business days after they are due and payable to an employee if employee still is employed there.
If an employee quits, wages are not due until the next pay day for the period in which the employee was separated or 15 days, whichever occurs first.
The State does not have any law established that requires an employer to provide a meal period or break to its employees. Therefore, for meals and breaks the State defers to the federal rule, which also does not require an employer to provide a meal period or lunch break.
This does not mean employees are not allowed to take breaks. In fact, if an employee chooses to do so and the break lasts less than 20 minutes, the employee can get paid for it.
However, if the break is more than 20 minutes, employees are not required to be paid for their lunch period.
Click here to learn more about this year’s wage rate and more about the Minimum and Overtime Wage Laws.
Montana Minimum Wage & Overtime Laws Resource
An excellent resource for information is the Montana Department of Labor & Industry Employment Relations Division. This resource provides information on the State’s labor standards, management services, workers’ compensation reports, labor-management advisories, and more.
Largest Cities in Montana Providing Jobs
The ten largest cities in the State of Montana provide jobs and income to both their own residents and those from outside communities. These include jobs in both public sector and private sector. The cities are listed below:
- Great Falls
- Butte-Silver Bow
- Upper Yellowstone Valley
Commonly Asked Montana Overtime Pay Questions
You probably have questions about the overtime pay laws. Our legal team will answer all of your questions and concerns, including:
- How much is overtime pay?
- Am I entitled to overtime pay?
- Does Montana have mandatory overtime laws?
- What is the wage and hour law?
- When is overtime owed?
- What is the overtime rate?
- How do I get my unpaid overtime pay?
Free Legal Advice For Montana Unpaid Overtime Pay Claims
If you were not paid the required minimum wage pay or overtime pay, you have the legal right to pursue a wage claim against the past or present employer. There are strict time deadlines so you should contact our unpaid overtime lawyers today to determine whether you are owed unpaid wages.
We will represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis so there are no legal fees or expenses unless we recover your unpaid lost wages for you.
To file a Montana wage law claim, you should contact our highly qualified overtime lawyers today at (855) 754-2795 for a free, no obligation Case Review.
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