Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Montana Supreme Court Upholds Employers Right to Change Sick Leave Payout Policies

Employees at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center, upon being hired, signed a probationary employment contract that read, "Upon expiration of this Probationary Employment Contract, if the Employer and Employee elect to...more

2/3/2014 - Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Sick Leave

Quirky Question #217, Bereavement Leave in Colorado and Oregon

An employee in our Corporate Office recently informed Human Resources that she was requesting bereavement leave with respect to her sister’s death last month. When she was informed of our company policy, that up to 3 days of...more

1/10/2014 - Bereavement Leave FMLA

Quirky Question #212, Montana Non-Competes

We are an accounting firm and recently fired an employee at will. We have always understood that Montana law disfavors non-competition agreements, therefore, our employment agreement provides that if the accountant provides...more

11/20/2013 - Accounting Employment Contract Non-Compete Agreements

Quirky Question #209, Obesity as a Disability under MT Law

We are in Montana and a very obese woman recently applied for a manager position. The position is more physical than most in that there is significant walking between facilities, and the candidate must climb ladders to view...more

10/1/2013 - Disability Disability Discrimination Hiring & Firing Obesity Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

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