Oregon

Working with Outside Sales Persons in Oregon Cannabis

Outside sales people can be a great tool to sell your cannabis product. They may be invaluable to your company. In Oregon, outside sales people may be exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements if certain requirements are met. Lately, we’ve seen more and more Oregon marijuana companies start working with outside sales people (sometimes …

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Cannabis RICO Lawsuits Are Failing: Oregon and Colorado Updates

Time for some of these plaintiffs’ lawyers to pack it up. We’ve been writing about RICO lawsuits on this blog for a while. These lawsuits are typically brought by neighbors of state-licensed cannabis farms, who allege they are bothered by noise and smells associated with cannabis production, and that their property values have been damaged …

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Paying Cannabis Workers Equally Under the Oregon Equal Pay Act: Part 3

This series of posts has been exploring Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) proposed rules implementing Oregon Equal Pay Act and how it will affect cannabis businesses. Last week, I discussed what “work of a comparable character” means. The week before that, I explored what compensation is. This week, I’ll dive into the systems …

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Paying Cannabis Workers Equally Under the Oregon Equal Pay Act: Part 2

In 2017 Oregon passed sweeping Equal Pay Legislation. Towards the end of August, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued draft rules implementing the Oregon Equal Pay Act. This series of post is exploring those new rules and how they will affect cannabis businesses. In my last post, I unpacked the definition of “compensation” …

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Paying Cannabis Employees Equally Under the Oregon Equal Pay Act: Part 1

Back in 2017, the Oregon legislature passed equal pay legislation prohibiting employers from asking applicants about compensation history. The law is known as the Equal Pay Act. This law, like other employment laws, applies to cannabis businesses. The equal pay provision of the law goes into effect on January 1, 2019. Oregon Bureau of Labor …

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Cities Should Not License Cannabis Businesses (They Should Have Them, Though)

.                       City cannabis licensing in action. Recently, the City of Portland announced that it would lower cannabis business licensing fees. Most notably, retail license fees have been reduced from $4,975 to $3,500, in line with other license types. That is still too steep (especially …

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Oregon Cannabis: OLCC Systems Audit Gets Mixed Results

OLCC audit results were nothing to write home about. Earlier this month, the Oregon Secretary of State’s office released a formal audit report (“Report”) of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) information technology systems as they relate to Oregon’s recreational cannabis regulatory enforcement. The Report, titled “Oregon Liquor Control Commission: Cannabis Information Systems Properly Functioning …

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