Employees won't stand for inadequate seating

We predicted that the California law requiring employers to provide suitable seating if the "nature of the work . . . reasonably permits it" would launch a new wave of class actions and Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) cases against California employers. Among the difficulties has been how to determine the number of seats that are necessary and whether the nature of the work "reasonably permits" the use of seats. There has never been a clear answer, and reading the tea leaves doesn't provide a comfortable perch for employers.

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