Sizemore v. Copper King [02/01/08] 2008 MTWCC 8 An employee’s rehiring preference lies with her employer at the time the injury occurred, and not with a subsequent employer who purchased the business after the date of injury.

Lanz v. Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp. [04/29/05] 2005 MTWCC 22 The re-employment preferences, section 39-71-317, MCA (1999), do not apply to occupational diseases.