Wages: Meals

Lindskog vs. State Fund [9/13/00] 2000 MTWCC 61 Applying ARM 24.29.720, $7 per week added to wage rate where employer paid flat rate for meals $1 in excess of rate paid to state employees.
Ardesson v. Legion Ins. [1/15/98] 1998 MTWCC 2 Under section 39-71-123, MCA (1995), wages include the "actual value" of board constituting part of an employee's remuneration. "Actual value" is the equivalent of "market value." Based on common experience of the cost of meals generally and in institutional settings, the Court values the meals received by a cook for a nursing home at $4.50 for purposes of setting the TTD rate.