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24.16.7521    FILING A CLAIM

(1) Wage claims may be filed whenever an employee has not received wages that are due. These wages can be, but are not limited to, vacation pay, overtime pay, or regular wages.


(2) A claim may be filed by:

(a) the employee;

(b) the estate of an employee; or

(c) an authorized representative of the commissioner, on behalf of an employee or group of employees.

(3) A claim must be reduced to writing on the form furnished by the commissioner and signed by the person making the claim.

(4) Wage claim forms can be obtained from the Labor Standards Bureau, Employment Relations Division, Department of Labor and Industry, either in person, by telephone, or by mail. The street address of the Labor Standards Bureau is 1805 Prospect Ave, Helena, Montana. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1728, Helena, Montana 59624-1728. The telephone number is (406) 444-5600.

(5) Field investigations commenced by the commissioner need not be on the form referenced above.

History: 39-3-202 and 39-3-403 MCA; IMP, 39-3-211 MCA; NEW, 1994 MAR p. 1152, Eff. 5/1/94.

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