Federal Wage Law Covers Cannabis Workers, 10th Circ. Says

Law360 (September 20, 2019, 3:17 PM EDT) -- The Fair Labor Standards Act applies to workers in the marijuana industry, the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday, upholding a trial court’s decision that workers at a Colorado cannabis security company can pursue overtime claims even though pot is illegal under federal law.

A three-judge panel affirmed an order by U.S. District Judge Christine M. Arguello, who refused to dismiss a proposed wage-and-hour collective action against Helix TCS Inc. Helix had argued that lead plaintiff Robert Kenney should not be afforded FLSA protection since his work dealing with a substance categorized as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law violated the federal Controlled...

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