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 June 5, 2017 assistance for business

Keeping up Changing Rules and Regulations

 By John Walsh and Amanda Merfeld 


When I hear the news, its seems like there is an increasing number of employment-related complaints, challenges, and lawsuits making headlines. We constantly hear information about proposed laws and regulations and changes to existing laws regarding employment. With so many changes to laws, it’s not surprising to learn employment-related lawsuits have increased 400 percent.


This is particularly true in Montana during years when the State Legislature meets and when there is a new administration in Washington. Learning what’s new and understanding what has changed is increasingly time-consuming, but necessary, to assure businesses comply with employment-related laws to.


To help local employers navigate these laws and regulations, MSU Billings will once again be hosting the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Assistance for Business clinic on Wednesday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MSU Billings Library. The clinic will be taught by Kay Strayer, the State Coordinator for the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.


This event will include presentations on the status of state and federal employment laws, ranging from wage and hour regulations to workers’ compensation. The clinic is specially designed to assist new and established employers, accountants, bookkeepers, human resource professionals and lawyers by providing a broader understanding of employment-related laws and how to implement the latest changes to various law, rules and regulations.


The cost of the clinic is $45 and includes lunch.

For more information visit the Assistance for Business webpage

Continuing education credits are available for CPE, CLE, SHRM, and HRCI.