Keeping pace with the ever changing state and federal regulations of being a cannabis employer is complicated. A misstep can be financially devastating.

Does your Cannabis Business have the Solid Foundation it Needs?

By Shelby Kier| Published August 28, 2020

Does your Cannabis Business have the Solid Foundation it Needs?

When you are on the cutting edge of a new industry, such as cannabis, your reputation is one of your most important assets. With the uptick in success that the Cannabis industry has seen in recent times, it is important for the industry to step onto the main stage with other regulated businesses.

This means advertising on all avenues and getting your name out there to compete with all the other companies trying their hand in the cannabis world. An inadvertent slip up that lands you in hot social media waters (or with regulators) could severely cripple or even kill your business venture.

Social media in particular, can be an amazing aid for your business and can be a contributing factor to success in multiple aspects of the industry. With that in mind, it can also be a pitfall for your business. Imagine a disgruntled employee takes to social media to complain about your business practices and it is shared widely. You believe the allegations are false so you demand the employee take down the post and fire the person too. Just like that, what was a campfire is now a raging inferno that threatens to burn up your company’s goodwill in the community and several thousands of dollars in legal costs.

An HR Partner you can trust.

A proper HR partner could have saved you from such a horrible outcome by counseling you regarding compliance issues and the risks involved in taking an adverse action in this scenario. You would have been told that if the employee was discussing working conditions, likely the poster would be protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and taking an adverse action might result in a claim for the interference of NLRA rights. These laws in the workplace are constantly evolving, especially in such a new industry, so it can be hard to keep up. This in addition to running your profit generating activities for your business.

A cannabis business can avoid these types of situations by remaining completely compliant with all current laws and regulations as well as maintaining proper company policies. With laws that are continuously changing, it is important to stay up to date and adjust accordingly. This is where a trusted PEO comes in. By partnering with a PEO, you shift the administrative responsibilities that come with compliance and regulations over to a knowlegdable HR professional. This allows you to focus on the revenue generating activities of your business while trusting that the backend compliance is well in hand.

AdaptiveHR powered by Resourcing Edge is the professional HR partner that also can help minimize risk, attract and retain the best talent, and above all -avoid costly missteps. Our HR professionals are ready to give your business the proper HR foundation with a deep knowledge of the cannabis industry.  Empower your cannabis business for success today!


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