A U.S. appeals court has ruled workers in Colorado’s marijuana industry are subject to overtime pay rules and other federal labor protections even if the industry itself is federally illegal.

The case at issue deals with Robert Kenney, a former employee at Helix TCS, a company that provides security and other services to marijuana companies in Colorado.

In 2017, Kenney sued Helix in U.S. District Court for refusing to pay him overtime when he was regularly worked more than 40 hours a week as a security guard for Helix’s marijuana industry clients, an alleged violation of the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Joe Rubino ~ Denver Post via TheCannabist.co

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