If I work in a corporate franchise hair salon, what is the law regarding our right as employees to rightfully have cushioned mats at our stations?

Our boss refuses to allow us to have them. She both refuses to purchase them for the salon nor allow us to purchase them with our own money and bring them in. We are on our feet 8-10 hours a day, though we do get our required breaks by law, its not about that.

Asked on January 9, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The issue is whether or not the cushioned mats are a requirement in the industry per occupational hazard standards. If so, you need the mats. I suggest that you consult your local OSHA department to discuss the mat situation with one of its representatives to see if you are entitled to such.

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