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Assistance for Business Clinics

ABC Clinics

Services

Assistance for Business Clinics (ABC) are hosted statewide. These clinics aim to provide valuable resources to both new and established businesses, as well as professionals such as accountants, bookkeepers, human resource experts, and attorneys. Topics covered include:

  1. Montana Department of Revenue’s New Form MW-4 and E-Services
  2. Unemployment Insurance Tax Requirements
  3. Workers’ Compensation Coverage
  4. Independent Contractor Regulations
  5. Using Labor Market Information for Business Decisions
  6. The Registered Apprenticeship Program
  7. Tax Incentives
  8. Minimum Wage and Overtime
  9. New Hire Reporting
  10. Child Support Services
  11. USERRA Laws and Regulations

Additional Information

We no longer provide informational ABC booklets, but we do encourage attendees to bring their device(s) such as a smartphone, tablet, and/or laptop to access the online learning platform that we use for the ABC Clinics.

The Assistance for Business Clinic is offering the following Continuing Education Credits.

  • HRCI – 6.5 credits
  • SHRM – 7.25 credits
  • CLE – 7.25 credits
  • CPE – 7.25 Credits

Contact Information

Chandler Emett
Montana Department of Labor and Industry
2201 White Blvd
Butte, MT 59701
Telephone: (406) 594-0710
E-mail: chandler.emett@mt.gov
2024 ABC Clinics
  • Where:  Great Falls College Montana State University - Heritage Hall

    Location: 2100 16th Ave S
                     Great Falls, MT 59405

    Sponsored by: Job Service Great Falls, Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, and Great Falls Development Alliance

    Cost: $25

    Register

  • Where:  Helena College Airport Campus, Campus Lecture Hall

    Location: 2300 Airport Rd
                     Helena, MT 59601

    Sponsored by: Job Service Helena and Helena JSEC

    Cost: $50

    Register

  • Where:  North Lake County Public Library, Community Room

    Location: 102 1st St E
                     Polson, MT 59860

    Sponsored by: Job Service Polson and Lake County JSEC

    Cost: $45

    Register

  • Where:  TBD

    Location: TBD

    Sponsored by: TBD

    Cost: TBD

  • Where:  Miles Community College Room 106

    Location: 2715 Dickenson St
                     Miles City, MT 59301

    Sponsored by: Job Service Miles City and Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce

    Cost: $40

  • Where:  TBD

    Location: TBD

    Sponsored by: Job Service Havre and Havre Area Chamber of Commerce

    Cost: TBD

  • Where:  Job Service Lewistown

    Location: 773 Airport Road
    Lewistown, MT 59457

    Sponsored by: Job Service Lewistown and Snowy Mountain Development Corporation

    Cost: $60

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    Location: TBD

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2023 ABC Clinics Archive
  • Bitterroot College          
    103 S 9th St,
    Hamilton, MT 59840      

    Hosted by
    Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Jodi Mitchell     
    Jodi@BVChamber.com
    (406) 868-9139

    Agenda

    Register Here!

  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton

    Address:  100 Madison St
                     Missoula, MT 59802

    Hosted by: Missoula Chamber of Commerce

    Agenda

    Register Here!

  • Where: Ninepopes Lodge

    Address:  69286 US-93 South
                     Charlo, MT 59824

    Registration:
    Contact Liane Kent
    406-883-7880
    liane.kent@mt.gov

    Hosted by: Polson Job Service

    Agenda

  • Where: Clark Fork Valley Elks Lodge

    Address:  2519 Industrial Way
                     Thompson Falls, MT 59873

    Hosted by: Thompson Falls Job Service

    Agenda

    Register Here!

  • Where:  The City of Libby
                  Ponderosa Room

    Location: 952 E. Spruce
                     Libby, MT 59923

    Hosted by: Libby Area Business Association (LABA)

    Agenda

    Register Here!

  • MSU Northern
    Applied Tech. Center
    Hensler Auditorium

    Location: 300 13th St, W
                     Havre, MT 59501

    Hosted by: Havre Chamber of Commerce

    Register Here!

  • Cut Bank Creek Brewery
    315 Railroad St,
    Cut Bank, MT 59427

    Sponsored by
    Great Falls Development Authority

    Register Here!

  • Where:  Great Falls College Montana State University

    Location: 2100 16th Ave S
                     Great Falls, MT 59405

    Hosted by: Great Falls Development Authority and the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce

    Register Here!

  • Where:  Cottonwood Inn

    Location: 54250 U.S. Rte 2
                     Glasgow, MT 59230

    Hosted by: Glasgow Chamber

    Register Here!

  • Dawson Community College
    Main Building,
    300 College Dr,
    Glendive, MT 59330

    Hosted by:
    Glendive Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
    808 N. Merrill
    Glendive, MT 59330
    (406) 377-5601

    Contact:
    Tacee DeSaye,
    406.377.5601
    glendivechamber@gmail.com

    Register Here!

  • Where: Miles Community College / Room 106

    Location: Dickinson St
                     Miles City, MT 59301

    Hosted by: Miles City Chamber

    Register Here!

  • Where:  Central Montana Head Start

    Location: 25 Meadowlark Ln
                     Lewistown, MT 59457

    Hosted by: Snowy Mountain Development, Lewistown Chamber of Commerce, and the Job Service

    Register Here!

  • Where:  Hampton Inn

    Location: 1140 U.S. Hwy 2 W
                     Kalispell, MT 59901

    Hosted by: Kalispell Job Service

    Register Here!

  • Where:  Helena College Airport Campus

    Location: 2300 Airport Rd
                     Helena, MT 59601

    Hosted by: Helena Chamber

    Register Here!

  • Location

    Billings Public Library
    510 N Broadway,
    Billings, MT 59101

    Sponsored by: Billings Chamber of Commerce

    Register Here!

  • Best Western GranTree
    1325 N 7th Ave,
    Bozeman, MT 59715

    Hosted by:
    Bozeman Job Service

    Register Here!

  • Thornton Building
    65 E. Broadway St.,
    2nd Floor
    Butte, MT 59701

    Hosted by: Butte Local Dev

    Register Here!

2022 ABC Clinics Archive
  • Who: The Assistance for Business Clinics Great Falls

    Hosted by: Great Falls Chamber of Commerce and Great Falls Job Service

    When: June 8, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

    Where:
    University of Providence, University Center
    1301 20th St S
    Great Falls, MT 59405

    Fee:  $50, Lunch included

    Contact: Beth Schmidt

     Register Here!


    7:30 AM to 8:00 AM  Registration & Networking
    8:00 AM to 8:15 AM Welcome and Kickoff - Great Falls Chamber & Job Service
    8:15 AM to 8:30 AM Labor Market Information - Matt Betcher, DLI
    8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Unemployment Insurance Contributions - Lisa Barton, DLI
    9:15 AM to 10:00 AM Unemployment Insurance BenefitsMargaret Krause, DLI
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM   BREAK
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Child Support & New Hire Reporting - Shawn Rafferty, DPHHS
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Montana Vocational Rehab - Cheri Reed, DPHHS
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Worker’s CompensationKen Biskupiak, DLI 
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  LUNCH 
    1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor MessageGreat Falls Chamber
    1:15 PM to 1:30 PM Montana Job ServiceBeth Schmidt, DLI
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Incumbent Worker Training Grant - Michelle Robinson, DLI
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Withholding & E-Services - Jennifer Williams, DOR
    3:00 PM to 3:15 PM BREAK
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM Apprenticeship - Kari Woods, DLI
    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Employer Support - Parker Sullivan, ESGR
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wage & Hour / Independent Contractor- Mike Horner, DLI
  • Who: The Assistance for Business Clinics Lewistown

    Hosted by: Snowy Mountain Development Corporation and the Lewistown Job Service

    When: June 9, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

    Where:
    Central Montana Head Start
    25 Meadowlark Ln
    Lewistown, MT 59457

    Fee: $50, Lunch included

    Contact: Carley Wheatley, Snowy Mountain Development 

    Register Here!


    7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration & Networking
    8:00 AM to 8:15 AM Welcome and Kickoff Snowy Mountain Development
    8:15 AM to 8:30 AM Labor Market Information – Matt Betcher, DLI
    8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Unemployment Insurance Contributions - Lisa Barton, DLI
    9:15 AM to 10:00 AM Unemployment Insurance BenefitsMisty Evans, DLI
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM BREAK
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Child Support & New Hire Reporting - Shawn Rafferty, DPHHS
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Montana Vocational Rehab - Cheri Reed, DPHHS 
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Worker’s CompensationKen Biskupiak, DLI 
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  LUNCH 
    1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor Message - Snowy Mountain Corporation
    1:15 PM to 1:30 PM Montana Job Service – Andy Shirtliff, DLI
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Incumbent Worker Training Grant - Michelle Robinson, DLI
    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Withholding & E-Services - Jennifer Williams, DOR
    3:00 PM to 3:15 PM BREAK
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM Apprenticeship - Kari Woods, DLI
    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Employer Support - Parker Sullivan, ESGR
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wage & Hour / Independent Contractor- Mike Horner, DLI
  • Who: The Assistance for Business Clinics Miles City

    Hosted by: Miles City Chamber of Commerce and Miles City Job Service

    When: June 14, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

    Where:
    Miles Community College - Room 316
    2715 Dickinson St
    Miles City, MT 59301

    Fee: $40, Lunch included

    Contact: Miles Chamber of Commerce

    Register Here!


    7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration & Networking
    8:00 AM to 8:15 AM Welcome and Kickoff- Job Service & Local Partner
    8:15 AM to 8:30 AM Labor Market Information - Matt Betcher, DLI
    8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Unemployment Insurance Contributions - Lisa Barton, DLI
    9:15 AM to 10:00 AM  Unemployment Insurance Benefits – Misty Evans, DLI
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM  BREAK
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Child Support & New Hire Reporting - Shawn Rafferty, DPHHS 
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Montana Vocational Rehab - Cheri Reed, DPHHS 
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Worker’s CompensationMike Bartow, DLI
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM   LUNCH
    1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor MessageMiles City Chamber of Commerce
    1:15 PM to 1:30 PM Montana Job Service Jessica Wilhelm, DLI
    1:30 PM to 2:15 PM Incumbent Worker Training Grant - Michelle Robinson, DLI
    2:15 PM to 3:15 PM Withholding & E-Services - Jennifer Williams, DOR
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM BREAK
    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Apprenticeship – Liz Ching, DLI
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wage & Hour / Independent Contractor- Mike Horner DLI
  • Who: The Assistance for Business Clinics Sidney

    Hosted by: Sidney Chamber of Commerce and Sidney Job Service

    When: June 15, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

    Where:
    Sidney Elks Lodge
    123 3rd St SW,
    Sidney, MT 59270

    Fee: $35, Lunch included

    Contact:
    Kali Godfrey

    Register Here!


    7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration & Networking
    8:00 AM to 8:15 AM Welcome and Kickoff - Sidney Chamber & Job Service
    8:15 AM to 8:30 AM Labor Market Information - Matt Betcher, DLI
    8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Unemployment Insurance Contributions - Lisa Barton, DLI
    9:15 AM to 10:00 AM Unemployment Insurance Benefits Misty Evans, DLI
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM BREAK
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM Child Support & New Hire Reporting - Shawn Rafferty, DPHHS
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM Montana Vocational Rehab - Cheri Reed, DPHHS
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Worker’s CompensationMark Bartow, DLI
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM LUNCH
    1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor Message – Sidney Chamber of Commerce
    1:15 PM to 1:30 PM Montana Job Service – Colleen Topp, DLI
    1:30 PM to 2:15 PM Incumbent Worker Training Grant - Michelle Robinson, DLI
    2:15 PM to 3:15 PM Withholding & E-Services - Jennifer Williams, DOR
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM BREAK
    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Apprenticeship – Liz Ching, DLI
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wage & Hour / Independent Contractor- Mike Horner DLI
  • Who: The Assistance for Business Clinics Wolf Point

    Hosted by: Great Northern Development Corporation and Wolf Point Job Service

    When: June 16, 2022 / 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM MDT

    Where:
    Great Northern Development - Conference Room
    233 Cascade Street
    Wolf Point, MT 59201

    Fee: $25, Lunch included

    Contact:
    Tori Matejovsky

    Register Here!


    7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration & Networking
    8:00 AM to 8:15 AM Welcome and Kickoff – Great Northern & Job Service
    8:15 AM to 8:30 AM Labor Market Information – Matt Betcher, DLI
    8:30 AM to 9:15 AM  Unemployment Insurance Contributions - Lisa Barton, DLI
    9:15 AM to 10:00 AM Unemployment Insurance Benefits Misty Evans, DLI
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM  BREAK
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM  Child Support & New Hire Reporting - Shawn Rafferty, DPHHS  
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM  Montana Vocational Rehab - Cheri Reed, DPHHS
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Worker’s CompensationMike Bartow, DLI 
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  LUNCH 
    1:00 PM to 1:15 PM Sponsor MessageGreat Northern Development Corporation
    1:15 PM to 1:30 PM Montana Job ServiceBrooklyn McGarry, DLI
    1:30 PM to 2:15 PM Incumbent Worker Training Grant - Michelle Robinson, DLI
    2:15 PM to 3:15 PM Withholding & E-Services - Jennifer Williams, DOR
    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM BREAK
    3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Apprenticeship – Liz Ching, DLI
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Wage & Hour / Independent Contractor- Mike Horner DLI