California Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Seats On The Job

(April 6, 2016, 11:05 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on April 4 answered three questions certified by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and ruled that under state law, an employer must provide a seat to a worker if the tasks being performed “reasonably permit sitting” and providing “a seat would not interfere with performance of any other tasks” (Nykeya Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., No. S215614, Calif. Sup.; 2016 Cal. LEXIS 1950).

(Opinion available. Document #73-160408-021Z.)

In addition, the California high court found that if an...
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