Employer Resources

  • The Employer Handbook pulls together everything an employer needs to know about Unemployment Insurance (UI) Contributions (tax) in Montana: subjectivity requirements, how to register your business, quarterly report filing and payment requirements, understanding your tax rate, and more. 

    Employer Handbook

  • Throughout the pandemic, we've seen a lot of changes.  New programs, new rules, new systems and so much more.  For the latest in COVID-19 related UI news visit our COVID-19 Resources page. Last Updated 5/3/21
  • Assistance for Business Clinics (ABC) are an excellent resources for employers.  Agencies from across the state as well as some federal partners, come together to provide information on a wide range of topics including: revenue form changes, unemployment claim response and tax requirements, workers compensation coverage, Independent Contractor regulations, and much more. 

    Presenters may include experts from:

    • Montana Department of Labor and Industry
    • Montana Department of Revenue
    • Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
    • US Department of Labor
    • Montana Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve
    • Local Chamber of Commerce
    • Job Service Employer Committees (JSEC)

    Schedule of Upcoming ABC Clinics and Recorded Virtual Events

    Last Updated 5/3/21
  • A collaborative effort between the Montana Department of Labor & Industry and businesses/entities across the state, SafetyFestMT provides FREE training to employers and their workers.  Training topics may include but are not limited to:

    • First Aid/CPR/AED
    • OSHA (Construction, General Industry, Updates, etc.)
    • Defensive Driving
    • Work Comp
    • Stay at Work or Return to Work
    • Montana Safety Culture Act Emphasis Programs
    • Hazardous Waste 101
    • Accident Investigation

    More Information and Schedule of SafetyFestMT Events

    Last Updated 5/3/21
  • DLI hosts town hall meetings using the Zoom platform to answer pressing questions. 

    Town Hall Meeting Information and Archives

    Last Updated 5/13/21
  • UI Contribution (or tax) rates are set annually.  For most employers, rates are generally calculated in early to mid December for the following calendar year.  Rating for Governmental employers is done in May for the next state fiscal year beginning July 1.  

    More on UI Contribution Rates

    Last Updated 5/3/21
  • Appeal hearings are conducted through the Office of Administrative Hearings. During the hearing both parties are allowed to present their case and to ask each other questions.  Although the Hearing Officers are employed by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, they are independent from the offices that issues the Notice of Determination and the Notice of Redetermination and they are required by law to provide fair and impartial hearings. 

    More Information on Preparing for a Hearing

    Last Updated 5/3/21
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