Six retailers agree to stop using on-call shift scheduling

Posted at 8:04 AM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 08:04:11-05

ALBANY, N.Y.  — Six retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling following an inquiry by a coalition of nine attorneys general.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an estimated 50,000 workers nationwide will benefit from the agreement.

On-call shift scheduling requires employees to call work prior to a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day. It’s a burden for workers who need to arrange child care.

The six companies are Aeropostale, Carter’s, David’s Tea, Disney, PacSun, and Zumiez. They’re among 15 retailers who received a joint letter from the attorneys general.

The other nine companies — American Eagle, Payless, Coach, Forever 21, Vans, Justice Just for Girls, BCBG Maxazria, Tilly’s, Inc., and Uniqlo — say they don’t use on-call scheduling or have recently ended it.