Cannabis Business Labor Law and Disputes

Los Angeles Cannabis Business Labor Law and Disputes

Cannabis businesses must be cognizant of laws and regulations from all angles.  While it is important to keep on top of California cannabis licensing and regulations and to account for the current state of federal marijuana laws (and their interaction with tax laws and financial investment regulations), cannabis businesses must also be wary of the same liability that all businesses face.  Cannabis businesses are subject to the same federal and state labor laws as any other employer, including labor laws.

If your cannabis enterprise is facing labor law issues concerning wage and hour claims, compensation disputes, harassment allegations, contract disputes, or other matters, the Los Angeles cannabis business law firm McReynolds Vardanyan, LLP in Glendale is ready to help.  Our cannabis business legal team has the experience and specialized knowledge necessary to help see you through your disputes and protect your business finances and reputation.

Assisting Cannabis Businesses With All Labor and Employment Matters

The Southern California cannabis business attorneys at McReynolds Vardanyan serve clients dealing with issues including:

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Employment Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Employee Handbook and Best Practices
  • Harassment Training
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Offer Letters
  • Arbitration Agreements
  • Equity Incentive Agreements and Disputes

Whatever the nature of your matter, McReynolds Vardanyan is prepared to offer considered advice and effective representation.  We understand the unique challenges that cannabis enterprises face, and we bring our knowledge of business law, labor law, and cannabis law to bear in providing excellent representation for our cannabis clients.

Cannabis Businesses Must Follow State and Federal Employment Law Requirements

Regardless of the unique legal status of the cannabis industry (namely, the fact that recreational growth, sale, and use of marijuana and cannabis products are legal under state law but remain illegal federally), cannabis businesses face the same employment law rights and obligations as employers in any other industry.  California cannabis businesses must carry workers’ compensation insurance for the benefit of workers who may get injured on the job.  Cannabis industry workers who work more than five hours a day must be given appropriate meal and rest breaks.  Employees who work at least 30 hours a week or at least 130 hours a month must be granted benefits as a full-time employee.  Wage workers who work more than 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week must be paid overtime.

Cannabis businesses must adhere to these state and federal requirements or face liability from aggrieved employees.  Moreover, cannabis workers benefit from state and federal protections concerning harassment, hostile work environments, discrimination, and whistleblowing.  It is vital that your enterprise adopt appropriate rules and policies in order to limit the likelihood of a workplace incident.  If you are concerned about your exposure to potential liability, either from an existing or potential future labor-related claim, consult with an experienced California cannabis business and labor law attorney to discuss your situation.

Seasoned Advice From Experienced Cannabis Business Lawyers

If you are facing labor law disputes in the cannabis industry or have questions concerning cannabis regulation or business law matters in Los Angeles or southern California, call McReynolds Vardanyan, LLP, in Glendale at 818-855-2115.  Our California cannabis business attorneys are available 24/7 and are ready to help you step through the legal hoops necessary to get your budding business off the ground effectively, efficiently, and legally.

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