10th Circ. Cannabis Ruling Follows Federal Regulation Trend

By Aaron Colby (September 24, 2019, 6:10 PM EDT) -- Cannabis companies must follow federal wage and hour law, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In Kenney v. Helix TCS,[1] the court ruled that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act applies to workers employed by a business whose operations simultaneously violate the federal Controlled Substances Act. Yes, a business that is illegal under federal law must pay its workers consistently with federal law....

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