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California High Court Rules on Suitable Seating

April 7, 2016, 4:00 AM

Weighing in on two California laws requiring employers to provide suitable seating to workers when “the nature of the work” permits it, the California Supreme Court said the phrase refers to an employee’s tasks performed at a given location for which the right to a suitable seat is asserted (Kilby v. CVS Pharm., Inc., 2016 BL 105785, Cal., S215614, 4/4/16).

In response to questions certified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the state high court said April 4 that the phrase “nature of the work” doesn’t require a holistic evaluation of the full range ...