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HELENA, Mont. – Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Montana ESGR) and the Montana Department of Labor and Industry teamed up this past year multiple agencies to present the Assistance for Business Clinics (ABC) statewide.

Participants included The Montana Department of Revenue, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, and US Department of Labor in partnership with local Chambers of Commerce, Job Service Employer Committees (JSEC), and Montana State University.

The Assistance for Business Clinics are designed to provide new and established businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, human resource professionals and attorneys with updated information on a variety of topics. Presentations included Montana Department of Revenue’s new Form MW-4 and their E-Services, Unemployment Insurance Tax requirements, workers’ compensation coverage, Independent Contractor regulations, using Labor Market Information to make business decisions, the Registered Apprenticeship Program, tax incentives, minimum wage, overtime, new hire reporting, child support services, Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) laws and regulations.

For Montana ESGR, volunteers presented in Polson, Kalispell, Butte, and Helena. The information shared gave an overview of ESGR and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, commonly referred to as USERRA.

USERRA is a Federal law that establishes rights and responsibilities for uniformed Service members and their civilian employers.

The law ensure that persons who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, Reserve, National Guard, or other uniformed Services:

  • (1) Are not disadvantaged in their civilian careers because of their service;
  • (2) Are promptly reemployed in their civilian jobs upon their return from duty; and
  • (3) Are not discriminated against in employment based on past, present, or future military service.

Photo: Montana ESGR vice Chair Tim Fox presents at the Assistance for Business Clinic in Butte, Montana sharing information on Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) laws and regulations.

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