Montana Holidays laws & HR compliance analysis

Montana Holidays: What you need to know

Montana observes the following as legal holidays:
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Every Sunday
January 1 New Year's Day
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in February Lincoln's and Washington's Birthdays
Last Monday in May Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
First Monday in September Labor Day
Second Monday in October Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Christmas Day
State General Election Day Tuesday after the first Monday in November
Montana state offices are closed on legal holidays, and state government employees are entitled to these as paid days off. If a legal holiday falls on a Sunday (except Sunday which is a legal holiday), it is observed on the following Monday (MCA 1-1-216).
Full-time employees who are scheduled for a day off on a legal holiday are entitled to have the day before the holiday, or any day after the holiday, off with pay. Part-time employees receive pay for the holiday on a prorated basis. The term "employee" does not include nonteaching school district employees (MCA 2-18-603).
Private employers are not obligated by state law to provide any holidays as paid (or unpaid) days off.
Last reviewed on November 8, 2017.

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Montana Holidays Resources

Type Title
Handouts Managing Holiday Celebrations (Handout)
Policies Holiday
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