All expanding businesses will eventually hire employees or independent contractors. Although all businesses face employment compliance issues, cannabis and alcohol businesses have particularly unique requirements. These include employee work permits and issues arising from the immigration status of their employees. We help by guiding and reviewing employment practices for compliance and risk reduction.
Green Light Law Group has experience in assisting employers as they respond to shifting economic changes. We are a small ancillary business in the cannabis industry ourselves. Our attorneys have helped clients hire and terminate employees, provide severance agreements, field requests for accommodation, and deal with non-compete agreements in Oregon, Washington, and California.
We draft employment agreements that specify job roles and duties, build employee handbooks that outline company policies, and advise employers on general compliance. We are familiar with the components of employment law including wage and hour, antidiscrimination and harassment policies, and employee-related cannabis compliance. We are also ready to assist with resolving disputes between employers and employees, whether in litigation, arbitration, administrative hearings, or mediated settlement.