WeedWeek’s Hilary Corrigan looks into Colorado supply chain and security company Helix TCS’ appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. As a participant in a federally illegal industry, the company claims it’s not bound by federal labor laws.
- Former Helix security guard Robert Kenney sued the company in 2017 claiming it owed him overtime.
- A 2019 decision on the case by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit unanimously found federally illegal businesses are not exempt from federal law.
- Most observers doubt the high court will hear the case. If that’s the outcome, litigation can proceed.
- If the court does hear the case, observers caution it could have “drastically unintended consequences,” for the cannabis industry.
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- Related: The U.S. Justice Department ruled bankruptcy is not an option for cannabis workers.
More from Hilary this week:
- Advocates and companies don’t like the DEA’s proposal for MED research.
- Legalization activists hope to salvage 2020’s “dream map” with REC in Arizona, New Jersey and elsewhere.
- Eaze‘s Momentum program for equity entrepreneurs culminated in a pitch day for participating companies.
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