Daily Journal Quotes Donna Mezias on “Suitable Seating” in California

Daily Journal, for its article “Uncertainty reigns on seat suits,” quoted Akin Gump labor and employment partner Donna Mezias on California businesses awaiting the state’s high court’s decision regarding the interpretation of “suitable seating” for employees before making any policy changes.

The article notes that both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the California Supreme Court are currently reviewing the state’s Divisions of Labor Standards and Enforcement amicus brief regarding the statute on suitable seats. Mezias, who represented Home Depot Inc. in a seating suit in 2013, said that California companies “are not making significant changes” on this matter before receiving “Supreme Court guidance.”