Tierney Blog

Eight AG's Pressure Major Retailers on "On Call" workers

Led by the NY AG, eight attorneys general have written a letter to major retailers as part of their investigation into how they schedule their "on call" workers who are required to phone their employer just a few hours before they are to report.   In 2015, several major retailers such as Pier 1 Imports and Abercrombie and Fitch agreed to end the assigning of on call shifts and post schedules further in advance.  The implications for millions of workers are obvious, and this is an issue that will continue to grow among attorneys general.