Employer’s duty to ‘provide’ employee seating

Under the California wage orders governing most workplaces, all working employees must be “provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” Where employees are not actively performing their duties and the work requires standing, an employer must place “an adequate number of suitable seats ... in reasonable proximity to the work area” and permit employees to use them when it does not interfere with the employees’ duties. Substantially different seating rules apply in agricultural and construction workplaces.

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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August 1st, 2022  |  Categories: News, Employment Law
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