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Post date: October 7 2015

A.G. Schneiderman Announces End To On-Call Scheduling At Urban Outfitters Stores

NEW YORK—Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement on the decision by Urban Outfitters stores to end on-call scheduling:

“Following discussions with my office related to our ongoing inquiry into the practice of on-call scheduling, Urban Outfitters has agreed to end on-call shifts for employees at all New York stores, with a phase-in process starting in November. As part of this agreement, Urban Outfitters has also agreed to provide employees with their schedules at least one week prior to the start of the workweek. Workers deserve basic protections, including a reliable work schedule that allows them to budget living expenses, arrange for childcare needs, and plan their days. I commend Urban Outfitters for taking this important step to ensure that their employees have schedules that are more predictable. Since my office launched an inquiry into scheduling practices earlier this year, Urban Outfitters is the fifth major retailer to end the use of on call-shifts, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Gap, and Victoria’s Secret.”