BOSTON — A marijuana dispensary with locations in Chicopee, Bridgewater, and Great Barrington will pay nearly $300,000 in restitution and penalties for failing to pay hundreds of employees premium pay on Sundays and covered holidays, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.
Theory Wellness, Inc., President and CEO Brandon Pollock, and Treasurer and Secretary Nicholas Friedman have been issued one citation by the AG’s Office for failing to pay its employees premium pay for hours worked on Sundays and covered holidays, in violation of Massachusetts wage and hour laws.
“Our office works to ensure that employees are rightfully compensated under the law for the work they do across industries in Massachusetts,” said AG Healey. “As a result of our investigation and action in this case, nearly three hundred employees who were not paid properly by Theory Wellness will now be made whole.”
The AG’s Fair Labor Division began an investigation in December 2020 following a complaint from a worker about premium pay. Fair Labor’s investigation determined that 282 employees were owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in premium pay for work performed on Sundays and covered holidays.
Massachusetts’ wage and hour laws require that employees of certain retail businesses