[US] Marijuana businesses are legally obliged to address labour issues

[US] Marijuana businesses are legally obliged to address labour issues
08 Feb 2021

According to attorneys specialising in labour and employment law, marijuana businesses have the same legal obligations to their employees as mainstream companies. Making it essential that cannabis employers implement labour-relations strategies to help shield their companies from employee-related lawsuits.

The common employment and labour law pitfalls facing marijuana businesses - like their mainstream counterparts - include how to classify and compensate workers, sexual harassment, unionisation and, most recently, COVID-19-related work issues. At present, perhaps the biggest employee-related legal challenges come from labour unions and their push to represent workers within the rapidly growing cannabis industry. 

Marijuana Business Daily explores the challenge that unions present, issues around employee misclassification, state laws and regulations and the further complications of COVID-19, with analysis and advice from legal experts.

According to attorneys specialising in labour and employment law, marijuana businesses have the same legal obligations to their employees as mainstream companies. Making it essential that cannabis employers implement labour-relations strategies to help shield their companies from employee-related lawsuits.

The common employment and labour law pitfalls facing marijuana businesses - like their mainstream counterparts - include how to classify and compensate workers, sexual harassment, unionisation and, most recently, COVID-19-related work issues. At present, perhaps the biggest employee-related legal challenges come from labour unions and their push to represent workers within the rapidly growing cannabis industry. 

Marijuana Business Daily explores the challenge that unions present, issues around employee misclassification, state laws and regulations and the further complications of COVID-19, with analysis and advice from legal experts.