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California Supreme Court Rules on When Employers Must Offer Seats to Workers

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 6, 2016

California’s highest court has made it easier for retail and banking employees to bring class-action claims against their employers for not providing them seats while they work, according to a plaintiffs’ lawyer spearheading the litigation.

Major retailers and banks are battling lawsuits in state and federal courts in California over their obligations to provide cashiers, bank tellers and other types of workers with “suitable seats” under a California labor law. Courts have split on the merit of such complaints and whether the lawsuits can proceed as class actions.

Read the whole story at Wall Street Journal

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