Skip to comments.National retail stores in California hit with wave of lawsuits over seats for employees
Posted on 06/20/2011 12:01:30 PM PDT by george76
Trial attorneys use obscure labor law that sees retailers facing millions in damages. Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one if they can find a chair.
Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide suitable seating for cashiers and other employees who are expected to spend most of their work day on their feet.
Enterprising trial attorneys by the dozen are using an obscure California labor law requiring retailers such as Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Target to have enough seats on hand for their workers.
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National retailers should close every outlet in Kalifornistan and move to states that WANT employers.
In all Europe’s Grocery stores (Tesco etc. ) every cashier is sitting and they charge you for bags.
Alan, I’ll take “How to drive businesses out of California for $5”.
“Alan, Ill take How to drive businesses out of California for $5.”
In this case you’re a bit off the mark. This is aimed at retailers. The stores aren’t going anywhere. I know something about it due to connections with lawyers and retailers affected by this.
If you took “I’ll take rising retail prices and fewer jobs in California for $5” you’d be spot on, however.
‘Bout damn time somebody stood up for my Constitutionally guaranteed Civil Right to a Comfy Chair. When they gonna get around to my God-Given Right to decently luxurious BMW-type transportation? And frankly, this damn gubbamint is pretty much falling down on my lawn care.
I thought that the comfy chair was a torture used by the Spanish Inquisition.
So you can’t figure out why retailers stay here? Try 37 million people for openers. That said, like a lot of the rest of the so-called “laws” our bureaucrats impose on those of us who still have a job, are nonsensical and job killing. And for the record, there are states that have worse legislative records than California. Try Maryland, or maybe New Jersey.
They failed to see the writing on the wall.
Hey Servant, I’m standing up for you! Your Bimmer is right down the street with a bunch of others. Take your pick, work fast but quietly and no spinning the tires out of the lot.
Aldi used to have fairly skilled labor and no barcodes. Seriously. Every cashier previously worked as a stocker until he learned all of the three-digit codes for all of the products in the store. Then as a cashier nothing was scanned, instead the cashier very quickly typed in the three digit code for everything as he pulled it across. A good cashier was faster than a scanner, as he could type in the codes for items all the way back on the belt before they got to him, shoving items by in bulk.
They were, also, paid accordingly well.
Didn’t some busy body organization last week say that sitting was worse than smoking?
“Ergonomic standards for cashiers were proposed by OSHA some years ago. I think they were overruled by George W.”
They were not ergonomic standards, it was the trial lawyer full employment act.
Every time we go back to California to visit, we look at houses and think about returning. Then I read articles like this and decide I have it pretty good where I’m at.
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