Montana, like most states, does require employers to post labor law posters in their workplaces. However, you aren’t required to pay for them. Such posters are available directly from Labor & Industries for free.
“We are still getting reports from Montana businesses that these companies continue to send posters and demand payment, despite the fact that the business didn’t order them,” says Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly.
“These companies are even suggesting that by not purchasing the poster the business is breaking the law. We want to remind businesses that if you get something in the mail you didn’t order, you are not obligated in any way to pay for it. You can write ‘Did Not Order, Return to Sender’ on the envelope and send it back to the company.”
Posters required by Montana’s state laws include Proof of Unemployment Insurance coverage and Proof of Workers’ Compensation coverage.
Businesses that have returned the posters and are still getting invoices from the poster company can contact the Better Business Bureau to file a complaint online at www.bbb.org. You can also contact Montana’s Office of Consumer Protection at (800) 481-6896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.