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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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California Employers Must Compensate Employees for Time Spent on Pre- and Post-Shift Tasks

California employers must compensate employees for all regularly occurring but difficult to track, pre-shift and post-shift tasks that take just a few minutes to complete, under a recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision.

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Obama-Era Increase in Minimum Salary Level for Overtime Exemption Officially Invalidated

The same judge who preliminary enjoined the Obama-era Department of Labor (“DOL”) Final Rule raising the minimum salary level for overtime exemption two weeks before it was set to take effect on December 1, 2016, struck down the rule on August 31, 2017.  The rule would have raised the minimum salary for an individual to be exempt from overtime pay from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $913 per week ($47,476 annually). Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the U. S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas, who was nominated to the bench by former President Obama in 2014, granted summary judgment for the groups of plaintiffs that challenged the rule, consisting of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, more than 50 business groups from Texas and across the nation, and 21 other states. 

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