Montana Labor Law Posters

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Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All Montana Employers

Montana’s Minimum Wage

The “Montana’s Minimum Wage” Poster informs employees of their right to the state minimum wage and overtime.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers.

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Proof of Unemployment Insurance Coverage

Montana’s “Proof of Unemployment Insurance Coverage” Poster states that the employer is covered under unemployment insurance.

Call the Department of Labor & Industry, Unemployment Insurance Division, at 406-444-3834 to obtain a copy of Unemployment Insurance coverage specific to your business.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers.

Proof of Workers' Compensation Coverage

Montana’s “Proof of Workers’ Compensation Coverage” informs employees that they are entitled to workers’ compensation if they are injured on the job.

Employers must contact their Workers' Compensation provider for the appropriate document to post in the workplace.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers.

Montana Clean Indoor Air Act

The “Montana Clean Indoor Air Act” mandates that smoking is prohibited within enclosed public places and workplaces.

The law requires all enclosed public places and workplaces, including work vehicles, or vehicles that serve as a place of work, and vehicles accessible to the public, such as taxis and buses to be smokefree; and it requires businesses to prominently place smokefree signs on all public entrances.

Visit the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program Online Storefront for free “No Smoking” signage.

Required for: All MT Employers.

Federally Mandated

OSHA - Job Safety & Health Protection: It's the Law

The "Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law" Poster informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Employers in states operating OSHA-approved state plans should obtain and post the state’s equivalent poster.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers.

[English] [Spanish] [Polish] [Portuguese]

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: All MT Employers.

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Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting can not replace the physical posters. 

Required for: All MT Employers.

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Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.  

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. 

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All MT Employers.

[English]

Mandatory for Some Montana Employers

Prevailing Wage for Contractors

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 by the state, county, municipality, school district, or political subdivision in which the total cost of the contract is $25,000 or more.

It requires that bidders on contracts pay a set rate of compensation, including employee benefits, and that at least 50% of the employees of each contractor working on the jobs be bona fide Montana residents.

There is NOT a Prevailing Wage Poster; however, the Public Contracts/Prevailing Wage Law does require the appropriate and applicable prevailing wage rates be posted by the contractor performing work or providing construction services in a prominent and accessible location on the project site.

Click here to go to Montana’s State Prevailing Wage Rates page to find the rate applicable to your business.

Required for: MT Contractors.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English/Spanish]

If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All MT Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Discrimination is Against the Law

Montana’s “Discrimination is Against the Law” Poster staates that discrimination is against the law in:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Public Accommodations
  • Education or Training
  • Financing
  • Insurance (sex & marital status only)
  • Government Services

The State of Montana Human Rights Bureau encourages employers to post this poster in a conspicuous area.

[English]

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

15 Days to Slow the Spread

The "15 Days to Slow the Spread" Poster defines the coronavirus guidelines for America. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

[English]

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