For business and employment questions around the handling of this crisis, resources include:
1. Department of labor: http://dli.mt.gov/employer-covid-19
The COVID-19 emergency is now impacting the work and personal lives of Montanans throughout our state. The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is closely following the changing dynamics and policies at the state federal level. This page will be regularly updated to share updated information. Please bookmark this page and check back often.
Filing for Unemployment Insurance in Montana
Go to MontanaWorks.gov and click File for Unemployment. From there, you will be directed to login to your MontanaWorks account or create a new account. You can also find valuable resources and services for business and job-seekers on the MontanaWorks.gov portal.
FAQ for Employers & Employees
This document is updated daily to reflect the questions we are receiving from employers and employees regarding COVID-19. If you are an employer and have a question that you don’t see answered here, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For employees, if you have a question that you don't see answered here, please email: email@example.com.
This side-by-side table is a tool for workers and employers to compare various eligibility scenarios including employer-sponsored sick leave, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation coverage.
The U.S. Department of Labor also has extensive resources to help workers and employers prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 virus. Their guidance is at:https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Labor has provided guidance to state workforce agencies regarding unemployment compensation flexibilities related to COVID-19. The Program Letter advising states can be found here.
You may also want to seek the advice of legal counsel.