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NY Moves Forward With Standing Is Tiring (SIT) Act

At a glance

  • Are you sitting down for this? If not, this bill is for you.
  • New legislation in Albany is hoping to provide some relief to workers who are on their feet all day. The physically taxing dilemma has deep roots in New York. (And was memorably captured on an episode of “Seinfeld” where George convinces a store to let the security guard sit down… the guard promptly falls sleep, allowing thieves to walk off with merchandise.)
  • The bill, called the Standing Is Tiring Act — or the SIT Act — has just been introduced in the state Legislature.

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