STANDING ALL DAY HURTS

your morale | your body | your focus

27 million people in the US work in retail or service.

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Most of these jobs require hours of standing, because employers know that an upright posture is friendly and engaging. But standing all day hurts.


California’s Supreme Court recently ruled:

"All working employees shall be provided with suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats."2


The “nature of work” allowing a seat is task specific; if an employee can do part of his or her job using a seat, and the seat doesn’t get in the way, then he or she is entitled to one.


The physical layout of a space and an employer’s business judgment cannot solely determine whether the seat is necessary (i.e. An employer can’t cite business knowledge to say that an employee’s job is better performed without a seat). The burden is on the employer to prove that no suitable seat is available.


Focal Fit:

The Mobis II Seat

Focal Upright’s Mobis seat is optimal for retail workers. Designed to work with the body, the seat keeps the spine in a neutral posture and engages the major muscle groups throughout the workday, all while allowing employees to maintain a functional work reach.


1. Tri-Flex seat cushion with built-in sitz bone contours for plush support all day long

2. Seat pan is cantilevered forward to promote the optimal open hip angle

3. Waterfall edge to reduce pressure on the upper legs which aids in healthy circulation throughout the workday

4. Easy-adjust handles that lift and lower the seat height quickly

5. Sleek and modern design aesthetic gently enforces good posture by returning your spine to its healthy S-curve

6. Space-saving design features ellipse-shaped base with non-slip footing that provides stability while remaining portable