Texas CBD retailers face employee overtime lawsuit

Two Texas CBD stores are being sued by a former employee who says they illegally scammed workers of overtime pay.

The lawsuit filed Monday accuses two CBD USA Plus franchises managed by Jay Ashley and Jamie Ashley of having workers shuffle between stores in Sherman and Denton, both in North Texas, to avoid paying overtime.

Former employee Colin Ross says that the Ashleys, a married couple, jointly supervised the stores. But they maintained separate business names and sent workers checks under the different business names to skirt federal labor rules on overtime pay, Ross argues.

The Ashleys live in Oklahoma, where they own three CBD USA Plus franchises.

CBD USA Plus has more than 80 locations. The company did not immediately comment on the overtime lawsuit to Law 360, which first reported the case.