STATE MINIMUM WAGE $5.15
Exception: A business not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act whose gross annual sales are $110,000 or less may pay $4.00 per hour; however, if an individual employee is producing or moving goods between states or otherwise covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, that employee must be paid federal minimum wage.
No tip credit, training wage or meal credit is allowed in the state of Montana.
Employees who work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek must receive overtime compensation at a rate of at least 11/2 times their regular hourly rate for those hours over 40.
There are exclusions from overtime pay. This information can be obtained by calling the Wage and Hour Unit
PAYMENT OF WAGES
While still employed – An employee must be paid within 10 business days after the end of the pay period.
When separated from employment – When an employee quits, wages are due on the next scheduled payday for the period in which the employee was separated, or 15 calendar days, whichever occurs first.
Terminated for cause – When an employee is laid off, or discharged, all wages are due immediately (within four hours or end of the business day, whichever occurs first), unless the employer has a pre-existing, written policy that extends the time for payment. The wages cannot be delayed beyond the next payday for the period in which the separation occurred, or 15 calendar days, whichever occurs first.
For additional information please contact:
Department of Labor and Industry
Labor Standards Bureau
Wage and Hour Unit