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Marijuana business brings unexpected tests for benefits, HR

| December 18, 2018

Source: Employee Benefit Adviser
December 10, 2018

After working in the cannabis industry for five years, Heather Smyth knows firsthand the pitfalls of operating in a cash business. She recalls how a former employer was paid by clients in money orders, Visa gift cards or cash.

Now as director of marketing at Wurk, a workforce management company that serves the U.S. cannabis industry, Smyth empathizes with the employee populations she helps guide.

Although sanctioned at the state level throughout much of the nation, the sale of marijuana still violates federal law. As a result, there are numerous challenges to overcome from an HR and benefits standpoint.

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