In December 2012, K-Mart was found not liable for providing suitable seating for cashiers in California. Those cashier areas were not conducive to stools or chairs, and no one had a solution-there is more to it than that-a link to the article is below… But the story is not over, a Class Action Suit has been raised over the provision of offering seats for cashiers in other big box stores in California. One key aspect of the suit is to ensure workers can sit when possible based on a current California’s wage order. Labor Code Section 1198 and Section 14(A) of Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 7-2001 states “All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.”
Regardless of whether or not the lawsuit is won or lost, providing a good work environment is what employers want. If that includes offering safe, secure, convenient and accessible seating – most employers would eagerly seek that for their staff.
EZ-Rest Retractable Folding Chair® is the answer for safe, secure, convenient and accessible seating. The unique design allows placement of this self retracting seat in any location. As long as there is a floor and place to mount EZ-Rest Chair®, only 3 1/4 inches of space is used when the pull down seat is not being used. With the increasing use of portable computers on wheels (COWs), assuring a safe place to rest while typing can be a challenge. EZ-Rest® mounted in corridors offers the perfect “Rest Station” for staff or visitors needing a monetary break.
Maintaining high employee job satisfaction is a key to retaining good staff and consequently, a major factor in successful customer service delivery.
Bottom line, happy staff lead to happy customers and clients, that leads to better business for everyone…even if means someone is sitting!
To learn more about the Kmart lawsuit, courtesy of Courthouse News Service click here.
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