A.G. Schneiderman Announces End To On-Call Scheduling At J. Crew Stores

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

“After discussion with my office, J. Crew has agreed to end on-call shifts nationwide and to provide one week of advance notice about schedules to employees at all New York store locations. This agreement is the latest in an ongoing inquiry into the practice of on-call scheduling and is the sixth agreement we have reached with a major retailer this year. I commend J. Crew for taking these steps to ensure that employees have schedules that are more predictable. Workers deserve protections that allow them to have a reliable schedule in order to arrange for transportation to work, to accommodate child care needs, and to budget their family finances. Since my office launched an inquiry into on-call scheduling, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Gap, and Victoria’s Secret have also agreed to end this practice.”