Business Groups Back BofA In 9th Circ. Teller Seat Fight

Law360, New York (March 15, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT) -- Five California organizations on Wednesday backed Bank of America Corp. in its Ninth Circuit fight against a putative class of tellers who claim they were denied seats, saying the tellers’ interpretation of state law would unreasonably force every employer to buy chairs for each employee or risk facing costly litigation.

In an amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit, the Employers Group and the California Employment Law Council said that the tellers’ interpretation of Section 14(A) of California Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Order 7-2001 would create...
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