Dean Rocco, Chair, Employment & Labor Practice, Wilson Elser, and Chair, California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) Human Resources / Workforce Committee, covers some hot topic cannabis employment law topics that have recently been discussed in CCIA HR committee meetings.
First up, categorizing employees, wage and hour issues, Independent contractor vs employee, exempt employee vs non-exempt employee, in a cannabis business.
Another hot topic issue is discrimination & harassment in the cannabis workplace, whether it be a retail shop, brand office / manufacturing facility, grow operation, etc.
Discrimination & Harassment Issues in the Workplace
Finally, Dean covers partnership disputes and protecting the business and its assets, such as Intellectual Property, when employees leave to join a competitor company or start their own business.
Cannabis Employment Law – Partnership Disputes & Protecting the Business When Employees Leave