Payment of wages. Violating wage payment provisions is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to 110 percent of the unpaid wages (MT Code Sec. 39-3-206). If an employee sues to recover unpaid wages, the court may also award costs reasonably incurred in connection with the lawsuit, including reasonable attorneys’ fees (MT Code Sec. 39-3-214).
Child labor. The labor department has the right at any time to enter a place of business that is subject to the state's child labor provisions and to inspect relevant employment records (MT Code Sec. 41-2-116). A violation is considered a misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both. Each day a violation continues is considered a separate offense, and the employment of each individual minor in violation of the law is also a separate offense (MT Code Sec. 41-2-118and MT Code Sec. 46-18-212).