Senate passes tax-reform bill; House must revote The Senate voted early today to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but it voted on a version that differed from the bill the House of Representatives had passed hours earlier, so the House must vote again before the tax-reform legislation can be sent to the president for his signature. Follow us for more information as it becomes available and news on what the changes mean for you.
Montana’s Minimum Wage is set to rise to $8.30 per hour
effective January 1, 2018 pursuant to Montana Code Annotated 39-3-409.The current 2017 wage is $8.15, which means
an increase in 15 cents per hour.No tip
credit, training wage or meal credit is allowed in the State of Montana, so all
businesses covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act are required to pay at least
Montana minimum wage.
The law requires a minimum wage adjustment based on changes
in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from August of the
preceding year to August of the year in which the calculation is made.An adjustment to the minimum wage is to be
calculated no later than September 30 of each year based upon any increase in
the CPI, rounded to the nearest five cents.
Also, remember that overtime hours are calculated on a
weekly basis, and NOT a bi-weekly basis! Employees who work in excess of 40
hours in a single workweek must receive overtime compensation of at least 1.5
times their regular hourly rate for those hours worked over 40.
Additional information on Montana’s minimum wages can be
found at the Dept of Labor website www.mtwagehourbopa.com