Urban Outfitters to end on-call scheduling in New York

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New York's attorney general says Urban Outfitters will end on-call scheduling at stores in the state.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the Philadelphia-based retailer plans to phase in the change next month.

In April, Schneiderman's office wrote to 13 major retailers questioning the practice of keeping workers on call for shifts on short notice.

The office also cited possible violations of New York's requirement to pay hourly staff for at least four hours when they report for work.

Schneiderman says Urban Outfitters agreed to provide New York employees with work schedules at least one week in advance.

Urban Outfitters did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Other retailers with agreements are Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch and Gap Inc.

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