Rewriting retail rules
Six retailers including Disney and Aeropostale have agreed to stop using on-call scheduling, a system that requires employees to call in before a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day. Worker advocates say it leaves employees with unpredictable schedules that make it hard for them to hold down other jobs or find child care. The companies agreed to give up on-call scheduling after a group of state attorneys general launched an inquiry into the practice. Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York, said the change will help about 50,000 workers.