Basic Work Law and Legal Definition

Basic work is defined as the "the abilities and aptitudes necessary to do most jobs," including abilities such as "walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching and carrying," and "non-exertional abilities," such as "seeing, hearing, speaking, remembering, using judgment, dealing with changes and dealing with both supervisors and fellow workers." Ross v. Astrue, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110203 (D.N.J. Nov. 24, 2009)