We are currently investigating the on-call staffing and/or scheduling practices of certain major retailers. Those retailers include Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Urban Outfitters, Crocs, Ann Taylor, Loft, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Gap, Target, and JC Penney.
Our initial investigation reveals that these, and perhaps other retail employers, may be requiring their hourly workers to work on-call shifts. This means that hourly workers are only notified that they need to come in to work the night before the shift, or even just a few hours in advance. This presents significant hardships for employees who, for instance, do not have sufficient time to make childcare or other personal arrangements. It also makes it very difficult for workers to hold down a second job.
Requiring “on-call staffing” may violate state and Federal labor laws. If you’ve worked for a retailer who has employed on-call staffing, please contact us. You may be eligible to be included in a class action.