Labor Relations in the Cannabis Industry
Rebecca Stephens is the moderator of this BASF Cannabis, Alcohol, and Regulated Industries and Labor and Employment Section of the Barristers Club live webinar, "Labor Relations in the Cannabis Industry."
Cannabis businesses are deemed essential by the state of California during the pandemic. Safety concerns from operating during the pandemic accelerate the need for worker protections and cooperation between employer and employees for the safety and benefit of all involved. This panel will provide employers with insights into how the cannabis regulations allow employees to organize, and how employees are generally engaging in organization efforts.
- Statutory interpretation of MAUCRSA and applicable guidance regarding unionization
- “Essential work status” of cannabis workers + pandemic related dangers they face
- Informal employee organization efforts
- Labor peace agreements
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