Montana Payday Frequency Laws 2017
How Frequently Must Montana Employers Pay Employees?
Like Montana, the majority of states have labor law regulations that require employers to pay employees on regularly scheduled paydays with a certain minimum frequency.
Montana employers are required to pay most hourly employees via a regular payday at least weekly, biweekly, semimonthly or monthly.
In Montana, if there is not an established time period or time when wages are due and payable, the pay period is presumed to be semimonthly in length.
Exemptions from Payday Laws
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), payday laws (and many other labor laws) were designed especially to protect hourly employees, rather than highly-compensated salaried employees. Therefore, payday laws often exempt or have looser requirements for employees considered to be "executives, professionals, or administrative employees". Outside salespeople, who are often paid on commission, are also often exempt from payday laws.
Other Payday Laws
In addition to regulating payday frequency, Montana has other labor laws regulating things such as payroll wage garnishment, payment methods (suh as check and direct deposit), vacation pay, and final payroll following termination.