The ‘sitting is the new smoking’ debate heats up for employers

  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018

How much responsibility do employers have for keeping their workers from sitting too much? (Dreamstime)

The news that sitting is harmful to your health is nothing new, but two Drexel University researchers now believe it could become the newest workplace liability. 

"The question becomes when the employers have more control over your workday – and the vast majority do – what can and should the employer be doing to encourage movement at work?" said Natalie Pedersen, an assistant professor of legal studies at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. 

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