The California Supreme Court interpreted state law on employee seating in response to a request from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. A wage order last revised in 1980 states that “all working employees shall be provide suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” So what, according to the Supreme Court, did regulators mean by “nature of the work”?  The Supreme Court responded that if the tasks being performed at a given location reasonably permit sitting, and do not interfere with other tasks that require standing, the employee should have a seat.  The suits in the Ninth Circuit were brought by employees of Chase Bank and CVS who were denied a place to sit during their shifts.

Read more here (LA Times) and here (SF Gate)