Establish a working relationship between an employer and an employee by using a Montana employment contract. An employment contract should state key information such as the period of employment, the responsibilities expected of the employee, the financial compensation the employee will pay, and any benefits, sick days, or paid vacation the employee will be entitled to.
Employment Contracts: What to Consider as an Employer in Montana
Before you write a Montana employment contract, make sure you know the state laws such as minimum wage and payday requirements.
Montana is an at-will employment state.
Minimum Wage Laws in Montana
The minimum wage in Montana depends on the size of the business.
Businesses with gross annual sales of more than $110,000:
Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $9.95
Businesses with gross annual sales of $110,000 or less (and not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act):
Basic Minimum Rate (per hour): $4.00
If an individual employee is producing or moving goods between states or otherwise covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the employee must be paid the great of either the federal minimum wage or Montana’s minimum wage.
For all business sizes:
Premium Pay After Designated Hours: Weekly – 40
Employment/Age Certification in Montana
In Montana, employment certificates are not required.
Age certification is required in Montana for minors 16 and over that are working in hazardous occupations. For other occupations, it must be provided on request.
Payday Requirements in Montana
The pay period in Montana is presumed to be semi-monthly in length if there is not an established time period or time when wages are due and payable.
Minimum Periods for Breaks and Meals in Montana
There are no requirements for minimum periods for breaks or meals in Montana.
Montana Employment Contract Sample
Download a Montana employment contract template in PDF or Word format below.