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VDT Ordinance Challenged in Court: Two businesses are suing San Francisco, seeking to overturn an ordinance regulating use of video display terminals in the workplace. In their lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, Zack Electronics and Data Processing and Accounting Services argue that only the state has authority to set safety rules for the workplace. The ordinance requires employers to provide adjustable equipment and furniture, training and regular breaks for VDT users. Michael LaPorte, chief executive of Zack Electronics, said his company's headquarters is relocating largely because of the cost of compliance.

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