Wrongful termination claims may stress Montana employers

Employers have many responsibilities to which they must attend. Their positions can prove exceedingly stressful, and even though they may do their best to make their employees happy, contention and conflict can arise. Unfortunately, some situations may even bring about wrongful termination claims that lead to legal action. Continue reading

Discrimination claims may cause stress for Montana employers

Employers have a great deal of responsibility when it comes to ensuring that their workers are treated fairly. They often take the time to implement policies and procedures in hopes of preventing unjust actions from occurring in the workplace. Unfortunately, even after taking such steps, discrimination claims could still be filed against them, and as a result, employers may have legal issues to handle. Continue reading

Contract disputes may cause hardships for Montana employers

Business and employment contracts can often play a vital role in the running of businesses. As each side of the agreement knows what is expected as part of the employment agreement, there may be less likelihood for certain issues to arise. However, the possibility of contract disputes does exist, and employers may find themselves facing difficulties when trying to negotiate. Continue reading

9th Circuit: Employers can base pay on unjust salary histories

Not everything in the workplace that is unfair is also illegal. That’s a crucial tenet to remember about employment law, and it comes into play more than you might guess.

Consider a recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers Montana. In the recent case of Rizo v. Yovino, the held that if a company has a reasonable business policy of using salary history as the basis for current pay levels, that employer can end up paying men more than women but it would not be discrimination, necessarily. Continue reading

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