9th Circ. Asks Calif. High Court To Clarify Seating Rules

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 4:55 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday asked the California Supreme Court for guidance on how to assess whether employers including CVS Pharmacy Inc. and JPMorgan Chase Bank NA must provide California workers with seats, citing a dearth of precedent interpreting the state's suitable-seating requirements.

The three-judge panel, which is handling appeals brought on behalf of CVS cashiers and JPMorgan tellers whose bids for class certification were rejected, urged the state's highest court to shed light on three questions regarding the proper interpretation of suitable-seating clauses in two...
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