Archived Employer Town Halls

Engaging Young Montanans: Understanding Montana’s Youth Employment Laws

Posted: 03/25/2021
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief of Compliance & Investigation Bureau, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Bill Wheeler, Deputy Administrator, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Logan Jackson, Compliance Education Specialist, Employment Relations Division, DLI
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What employers should know about UI Fraud

Posted: 02/17/2021
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Introduction to Governor Gianforte and Commissioner Esau

Posted: 02/04/2021
  • Governor Greg Gianforte
  • Laurie Esau, Commissioner, DLI
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
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COVID-19 Economic Update

Posted: 12/17/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Barb Wagner, Chief Economist, DLI
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How Registered Apprenticeship Can Work for You

Posted: 11/18/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Kristy Ferguson, Beyond the Box
  • Myles Hickman, The Pit Stop Quick Lube, Inc.
  • James Lane, Oh’s Body Shop
  • Mark Lillrose, Special Programs Coordinator, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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SafetyFest Bozeman COVID-19 Work Comp Panel

Posted: 11/18/2020
  • Casey Kyler-West, Health and Safety Bureau, DLI
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Mark Cadwallader, Attorney, DLI
  • Melissa Quale, Attorney, Montana State Fund
  • Chris Simonson, Claims Manager, Montana State Fund
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SafetyFest Bozeman COVID-19 Q & A Panel

Posted: 11/17/2020
  • Casey Kyler-West, Health and Safety Bureau, DLI
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Dr. Greg Holzman, Montana State Medical Officer, DPHHS
  • Jim Murphy, Public Health & Safety, DPHHS
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Return to School, Know your Rights and Responsibilities: OSHA/ADA resources for addressing COVID-19 related questions and concerns.

Posted: 8/31/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Bryan Page, Bureau Chief, Health and Safety Bureau, DLI
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Tiffany Ott, Consultation Manager, Health and Safety Bureau, DLI
  • Dave Evans, Lead Compliance Specialist, Health and Safety Bureau, DL
  • Marieke Beck, Bureau Chief, Human Rights Bureau, DLI
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COVID-19 Economic Update

Posted: 10/07/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Barb Wagner, Chief Economist, DLI
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Return to School, Know your Rights and Responsibilities: OSHA/ADA resources for addressing COVID-19 related questions and concerns.

Posted: 8/31/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Bryan Page, Bureau Chief, Health and Safety Bureau, DLI
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Tiffany Ott, Consultation Manager, Health and Safety Bureau, DLI
  • Dave Evans, Lead Compliance Specialist, Health and Safety Bureau, DL
  • Marieke Beck, Bureau Chief, Human Rights Bureau, DLI
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Public Health and Workplace Safety Considerations for Employers with Limited Public Interface During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 8/05/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Dr. Greg Holzman, Montana State Medical Officer, DPHHS
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Tiffany Ott, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Consultation Unit, DLI
  • Jake Sandau, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Safety Officer, DLI
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Public Health and Workplace Safety Considerations for Public-Facing Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 7/29/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Dr. Greg Holzman, Montana State Medical Officer, DPHHS
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Tiffany Ott, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Consultation Unit, DLI
  • Jake Sandau, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Safety Officer, DLI
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What Does a Diverse Workforce Mean in Montana?

Posted: 7/08/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Marieke Beck, Human Rights Bureau Manager, DLI
  • Donnie Wetzel, Tribal, Family and Community Liaison, OPI
  • Chandra Hermanson, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator, DPHHS
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Workplace Health and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Workers’ Compensation Considerations for Employers

Posted: 6/10/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Cindy Zimmerman, Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Program Manager, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Mark Cadwallader, Staff Attorney, DLI
  • Jake Sandau, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Safety Officer, DLI
  • Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
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Issues Related to Recall & Return to Work and Resources for Workplace Safety

Posted: 5/27/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Tara Rice, Director of the MT Department of Commerce
  • Ken Fichtler, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Brent Donnelly, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
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Workplace Reopening: Safety and Health Considerations Related to COVID-19

Posted: 5/13/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jake Sandau, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Safety Officer, DLI
  • Dr. Maggie Cook-Shimanek, Medical Director, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Tiffany Ott, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, DLI Consultation Unit
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Unemployment Insurance – Recall & Return to Work Issues; and Workplace Safety Resources

Posted: 5/08/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jake Sandau, Occupational Health Safety Specialist, Safety Officer, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law, Small Business Administration Resources

Posted: 5/4/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Brent Donnelly, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/24/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/22/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/17/2020
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/15/2020
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/13/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law, Small Business Administration Resources

Posted: 4/10/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Brent Donnelly, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/08/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/06/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 4/02/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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COVID-19 Questions & Answers About the CARES Act, Unemployment Insurance and Wage & Hour Law

Posted: 3/31/2020
  • Kathleen O’Leary, Deputy Commissioner, DLI
  • Jennifer Bertrand, Claims Processing Supervisor, Unemployment Insurance Division, DLI
  • Amber Carpenter, Bureau Chief, Compliance & Investigations, Employment Relations Division, DLI
  • Nisan Burbridge, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Services Division, DLI
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