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Cresco Labs, Inc. Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Cresco Labs, Inc. Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Cresco Labs is one of the largest cultivation, manufacturing and retail cannabis operators in the United States.

With retail operations in nearly a dozen states, where marijuana has been legalized for medical use, Cresco Labs has cultivation, processing, and retail assets in legal states that represent approximately 71% of the U.S. addressable cannabis market.

Based in Chicago. Ill., Cresco Labs is a publicly traded U.S. cannabis company that packages, ships and distributes its products nationwide and is sold in over 700 dispensaries across the country.

The dispensaries operate under the national retail brand, Sunnyside, which — according to the company’s official website — represents “a new kind of cannabis shop, designed to help broaden the spectrum of wellness to include cannabis.”

Multiple Cresco employees, including Processing Agents at Cresco’s cultivation facility/dispensary, allege that they were reportedly required to don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE) — such as scrubs, gloves, and a hair net — before and after employee shifts without pay.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must keep accurate recordings of all their hours worked. Record keeping in an important aspect of many unpaid overtime lawsuits and defendants often manipulate these records or use questionable practices to do so.

Under the FLSA, employers who knowingly violate recordkeeping and other provisions could be held liable to repay as many as three years of back wages, the most allowed under the Act’s statute of limitations. Additionally, defendants can be held responsible for attorney’s fees, court costs, and liquidated damages and penalties equal to the amount of unpaid wages.

Cresco Lab, Inc. employees with the following job titles are reportedly required to wear PPE during their shifts.

  • Cultivation Agent
  • Cultivation Lead
  • Cultivation Supervisor
  • Gardner
  • Packaging Agent
  • Packaging Lead
  • Fertigation
  • Processing Agent
  • Processing Lead
  • Edibles Agent
  • Lead Edibles Agent
  • Manufacturing Lead
  • Manufacturing Agent
  • Gardening Agent
  • Gardening Lead
  • Quality Assurance Lead
  • Quality Assurance Agent

A list of locations where Cresco operates.


  • Vicksburg, AZ
  • Salome, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ


  • Mendota, CA
  • Carpinteria, CA
  • Fresno, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Blythe, CA


  • Lincoln, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Champaign, IL
  • Joliet, IL
  • Rockford, IL
  • Springfield, IL
  • Kankakee, IL


  • Snow Hill, MD
  • Salisbury, MD


  • Fall River, MA


  • Marshall, MI

New York

  • Wallkill, NY
  • Middletown, NY
  • Scotchtown, NY


  • Yellow Springs, OH
  • Enon, OH
  • Wintersville, OH


  • Brookville, PA
  • Bristol, PA
  • New Kensington, PA

Rhode Island

  • Barrington, RI

Does Cresco Labs Have to Pay Overtime Wages to Employees?

In many cases, Cresco Labs is required to pay overtime wages to employees that work more than 40 hours in one week. This excludes employees who are considered exempt under the FLSA. Exemption is not cut and dry; the FLSA is a complicated law and state laws can complicate the picture even further.

If you believe that Cresco Labs owes you overtime pay, it is best to consult an attorney who has experience with the FLSA and state overtime wage laws.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Cresco Labs Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

Overtime Pay Lawsuits

Call (855) 263-3525 or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review form on the top right of this page if you feel that you and and other Cresco Lab, Inc. employees believe that your wage rights are being violated under the FLSA.

Our top-rated team of unpaid wage lawyers will evaluate your situation to determine your best course of action to help you seek justice.

Our office will also determine if it is in your best interest to file a lawsuit against Cresco Labs, Inc. Because strict time limitations apply for filing these types of claims, we advise you contact our experienced unpaid overtime wage attorneys at your earliest convenience and preserve your legal rights.

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