US Supreme Court passes on cannabis overtime pay case

MJ Biz reports..

A petition by Helix TCS, a Colorado cannabis security firm, for the Supreme Court to review the case was denied, Law360.com reported.

Employee Robert Kenney alleged in a suit against Helix that he and other company security guards often worked more than 40 hours a week in 2016 and 2017 without receiving paid overtime, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled that a lower court “correctly reasoned” that employers are not excused from complying with federal laws just because the business practice itself is federally prohibited.

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US Supreme Court declines to weigh in on cannabis overtime pay case

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