New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters to 13 retail chains including Target, Gap, TJ Maxx and Sears, inquiring about their “on-call” scheduling practices. When an employer tells workers to be “on-call” to work a shift, it prevents employees “from securing childcare or pursuing other job and educational opportunities.” That means some employees are effectively on the clock, but not getting compensated.
The retailers have until May 4 to provide information on how they schedule employee shifts. To report a complaint, call Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau at 212-416-8250.
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