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Published: May 18, 2023

Employee Social Media Protections Expanded

Employee Social Media Protections Expanded
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Update Effective: May 5, 2023

Governor Gianforte recently signed into law SB 270, which provides employees with the freedom to express themselves openly and within reason on social media without fear of retaliation by their employer. This law prohibits employers from terminating or taking disciplinary action against an employee for expressing themselves freely on social media. The protection also extends to candidates who openly utilize social media platforms. Employers should review their social media and disciplinary policies and other associated processes accordingly.

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Published: Sep 16, 2021

Montana law provides protection for off-duty use of recreational marijuana

Montana law provides protection for off-duty use of recreational marijuana
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Update Effective: January 1, 2022

Beginning on January 1, 2022, Montana employers will be prohibited from taking adverse action against most candidates and employees on the basis of their legal off-duty marijuana use, occurring off the employer’s premises and during non-work hours. Employers may still take action in response to intoxication from marijuana while working or a violation of the employer’s workplace drug policy.

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