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Curaleaf Cannabis Sued by Dispensary Employee for Stealing Tips

March 29, 2022, 5:57 PM

Curaleaf Holdings Inc., which operates cannabis dispensaries across the country, is facing accusations that it stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in tips from at least 50 employees, in a new lawsuit filed in a federal court in Illinois.

The proposed collective action was filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois wage law by Morgan Heller, who worked at a Curaleaf location in Northbrook, Ill., from September 2020 to October 2021. Heller seeks to represent other hourly paid store employees employed at Curaleaf locations in Illinois and across the country.

Curaleaf had a companywide “policy or practice of ...

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