Montana Leave of Absence (FMLA) laws & HR compliance analysis

Montana Leave of Absence (FMLA): What you need to know

In addition to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), some states have their own comprehensive family leave laws that may also require employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness.
However, Montana does not have such a law.
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The Montana Maternity Leave Act requires all employers to grant a female employee a reasonable leave of absence for pregnancy.
For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to maternity and pregnancy:
For in-depth guidance on state and local sick leave requirements:
State employee—kin care leave. In addition to using sick leave for their own illnesses, state employees may use it to care for an ill family member (MT Admin. Code Sec. 2.21.121et seq.).
For in-depth guidance on leave and other employment matters related to employee military service:
State law prohibits employers from discharging or disciplining an employee who is a crime victim or whose family member is a crime victim because that employee is absent from work, at the prosecuting attorney's request, to participate in preparation for or to attend a criminal justice proceeding (MT Code Sec. 46-24-205).
State law requires that the law enforcement agency or prosecuting attorney in a criminal case assist a victim or witness who requests assistance in informing an employer of the need for victim and witness cooperation in the prosecution of the case and in establishing that the ...

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