Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. General Obligations of Employers

Seats For Employees

39-2-201. Seats for employees. (1) Every employer in any manufacturing, mechanical, or mercantile establishment; laundry, hotel, or restaurant; or other establishment employing any person shall provide suitable seats for all employees and shall permit them to use such seats when they are not employed in the active duties of their employment.

(2) Any employer who shall fail, neglect, or refuse to provide suitable seats, as provided in this section, or who shall permit or suffer any overseer, superintendent, or other agent of any such employer to violate any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined for each offense not less than $50 or more than $200 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not less than 10 or more than 60 days or both such fine and imprisonment.

History: (1)En. Sec. 2, Ch. 108, L. 1913; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 18, L. 1917; re-en. Sec. 2, Ch. 70, L. 1917; re-en. Sec. 3077, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 3077, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 535, L. 1975; Sec. 41-1119, R.C.M. 1947; (2)En. Sec. 3, Ch. 108, L. 1913; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 18, L. 1917; re-en. Sec. 3, Ch. 70, L. 1917; re-en. Sec. 3078, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 3078, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 51, L. 1971; Sec. 41-1120, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 41-1119, 41-1120.