Montana law requires that public employees be provided with paid sick leave. Accrual is calculated based on years of service, and employees are not entitled to sick leave until they have been continuously employed for 90 days. (MT Code Sec. 2-18-618et seq.).
Accrued leave can be used for a sickness suffered by an employee or a member of the employee's immediate family or the time that an employee is unable to perform job duties because of:
• A physical or mental illness, injury, or disability;
• Maternity or pregnancy-related disability or treatment, including prenatal care, birth, or medical care for the employee or the employee's child;
• Qualified parental leave for a permanent employee;
• Quarantine resulting from exposure to a contagious disease;
• Examination or treatment by a licensed healthcare provider;
• Short-term absence, at an agency's discretion, to care for a relative or household member not covered by any of the circumstances listed above, until other care can reasonably be obtained;
• Necessary care for a spouse, child, or parent with a serious health condition, as defined in the federal Family and Medical Leave Act; or
• Death or funeral attendance of an immediate family ...