Employers May Soon Be Legally Required to Provide Ergonomic Workstations to Workers
There has recently been a spate of lawsuits in which very large settlements have been extracted from employers who failed to provide adequate seating, and many more such suits are now working their way through class action courts. Walmart settled such a suit brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) for a whopping $65 million. Bank of America also settled a similar class action suit for an astounding $15 million and had to agree to accommodate all bank tellers in California with appropriate seating. Abercrombie & Fitch agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a similar class action brought by sales associates.
Americans Rank in Bottom 15th Percentile When It Comes to Exercise
With nearly 40,000 fitness clubs in the United States and millions of FitBits, Apple Watches and other personal tracking devices being used, you’d think Americans would be in the top tier of countries measured by how much exercise they get. But according to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) we Americans actually rank a dismal 143rd out of 168 countries surveyed.
Other first world countries with embarrassing stats include the UK (123rd), Singapore (126th) and Australia (97th). Kuwait was at the bottom of the chart (168th), where more than half of their population gets too little exercise. This is in contrast to relatively poor countries like Uganda and Mozambique [...]