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Employment Law Attorneys for California Cannabis Businesses

San Diego Cannabis Employment Attorneys

Attorneys in San Diego and Los Angeles for Employee Handbooks and Contracts

With the passage of the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) in 2017, California lawmakers effectively launched a new industry in the state. What was once a loose organization of cooperatives and collectives operating in a legal gray area is now a fully regulated market that is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years. In this new industry, opportunities abound, and at Green Wise Legal, P.C. (GWL), we help business owners and entrepreneurs as they look to get into the emerging market.

The Importance of Employment Law

Small and medium-sized businesses are among the most important entities in any sector, including the California commercial cannabis industry. The size and nature of such businesses, however, make every employment decision extremely important. As an employer, you will likely face a wide range of challenges related to employment, hiring practices, licensing, and other regulations.

When a non-cannabis company fails to comply with existing employment and labor laws, the company could face legal action, as well as fines and other sanctions from local, state, and federal government entities. When a cannabis company fails to comply, the entire business could be at risk. The skilled  attorneys at GWL are equipped to help you and your company with all aspects of employment law and have long standing relationships with employment lawyers to assist with:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) concerns
  • Hourly and wage considerations, including overtime pay
  • Salaried staff members, including non-exempt and exempt employees
  • Independent contractors
  • Discrimination and whistleblower claims

We can also help you develop employment contracts, company policies, and employee handbooks so that your staff knows what is expected of them and what your responsibilities to them are. If you require non-disclosure or confidentiality agreements, we can help you structure them so that they are fully compliant with California law.

Ensuring You Find the Right People

In addition to the legal aspects of employment, GWL can also assist in ensuring you find the best individuals to help your company grow. It is important to find people with the right skills and experience, (and clean or rehabilitated records) but doing so can be difficult in the relatively young cannabis industry. Our team will also assist you in getting your employees properly licensed by the state.

Protecting Your California Cannabis Business

At Green Wise Legal, P.C., your company's success is our top priority. If you are looking to get into the California commercial cannabis industry, contact our office. Call 858-605-8743 to discuss your plans with one of our skilled attorneys today. We provide trusted guidance on a full range of business matters to clients in San Diego, Los Angeles, Cardiff, San Francisco Bay area and throughout California.

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