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Marijuana Businesses Must Comply With Federal Wage and Hour Laws

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently held that employers engaged in commercial cannabis activities must comply with wage and hour requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Employer-Friendly Proposed Rule for Tip Provisions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed tip-pooling rule that would give certain employers more flexibility in distributing pooled tips. Under the proposed rule, employers who do not take a tip credit and pay employees the full minimum wage may include employees who are not customarily and regularly tipped employees, such as back-of-house employees like dishwashers and cooks, in a mandatory tip pool.

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Appeals Court Rules That McDonald’s Is Not a Joint Employer of Franchise Workers

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected McDonald’s franchise employees’ attempt to hold McDonald’s Corp. liable as a joint employer for alleged wage and hour violations, reasoning that the franchisee alone exerted control over the employees.

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