October 14

Severance Packages in Montana: Should you take it?

Under Montana law, an employer is not required to give you severance pay, with the exception of earned wages (which includes commissions). But that’s not really the topic of this post.  This post refers to the situation in which your employer offers you a severance package worth, say, 6 months or 1 year of wages. .

October 12

What Montana can learn from paid medical malpractice claims

It starts with a large medical malpractice jury verdict A recent $2.85 million medical malpractice verdict as reported in MyrtleBeachOnline.com is the kind of verdict which fuels cries of tort reform from some in the medical professoin. A South Carolina jury recently returned the $2.85 million dollar verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit against an.

October 4

Disability Discrimination is Illegal in Montana

What Montana Employees Must Prove to Win a Disability Discrimination Case It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of physical or mental disability unless the job has unique requirements that a disabled person cannot perform.  Discrimination based on a disability includes the failure to make reasonable accommodations that are required.

September 29

Been in a Pedestrian Accident? Now What?

Billings, Bozeman and Great Falls pedestrian accidents lead to questions There have been numerous car v. pedestrian accidents in Montana in the last couple of weeks.  A Billings woman was hit by a driver when she was crossing a downtown street as reported in the Billings Gazette. Recently a Bozeman pedestrian was struck and killed.

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