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Resources Montana Government Agencies

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Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Unemployment Insurance

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in Montana, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: Montana

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Human Rights Bureau (HRB)

1625 11th Avenue
Second Floor
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 444-2884
Web Address: http://erd.dli.state.mt.us/HumanRights/HRhome.htm

Agency Description/Mission: The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is the state agency which enforces Montana's discrimination laws. The Human Rights Bureau of the Department receives and investigates complaints of discrimination. The Hearings Bureau of the Department conducts hearings in discrimination cases. The Montana Human Rights Commission hears appeals of decisions by the hearings examiner and decisions of the Human Rights Bureau to dismiss cases.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Billings Area Office

2900 4th Avenue North, Suite 303
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 247-7494
Fax: (406) 247-7499
Toll-Free: (800) 488-7087

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies

3. Unemployment Insurance

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Unemployment Insurance Division

Billings Telephone Center
Phone: (406) 247-1000
TDD: (406) 444-0532
Fax: (406) 444-2699

Helena Telephone Center
Phone: (406) 444-2545
TDD: (406) 444-0532
Fax: (406) 444-2699

Interactive Voice Response System
Toll-Free: (800) 207-0667

Web Address: http://uid.dli.mt.gov/

Agency Description/Mission: The Unemployment Insurance program provides short-term economic assistance to eligible workers from the Montana Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund financed by employers. The Unemployment Insurance system is designed to help stabilize the economy by preventing a sharp drop in consumer spending during periods of unemployment.

Filing a Claim for Benefits
Claimant Benefits Rights and Information

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Labor Standards Bureau
Wage and Hour Unit

PO Box 6518
Helena, MT 59604-6518
Phone: (406) 444-5600
Web Address: http://erd.dli.state.mt.us/LaborStandards/LSwagehr.htm

Agency Description/Mission: The Wage and Hour Unit enforces provisions of the Montana Wage Payment Act, minimum wage and overtime law and the State Child Labor Standards Act. As part of its function the unit processes claims from employees who did not receive wages in a timely fashion or pursuant to their employment contract. The claims can be for such items as minimum wage, overtime, vacation pay, commissions, earned bonuses, etc. The unit also provides assistance to the public by answering labor related phone inquiries and by providing presentations informing employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities under Montana law.

Frequently Asked Questions
Quick Reference Guide
Filing a Wage Claim, Instructions & Form

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Salt Lake City District Office

10 East South Temple, Suite 1680
Salt Lake City, UT 84133
Phone: (801) 524-5706
Fax: (801) 524-5722

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Employment Relations Division
Workers' Compensation Claims Assistance Bureau

1805 Prospect Avenue
P. O. Box 8011
Helena, MT 59604-8011
Phone: (406) 444-6543
Toll-Free: (800) 772-2141
Web Address: http://erd.dli.mt.gov/workers-comp-regulations-bureau.html

Claim Filing Information

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