Category Archives: Requests for Information

Update: Six National Retailers Agree to Stop Using On-Call Shift Scheduling

Attorneys general from eight states, including Massachusetts and New York, and the District of Columbia, announced in December that six major retailers—Aeropostale, Carter’s, David’s Tea, Disney, PacSun, and Zumiez—have agreed to stop scheduling employees for on-call shifts.  The retailers agreed to end the practice after receiving letters from the AGs last April that sought information about the companies’ utilization of on-call shifts and expressed concern about the negative effects the practice has on employees. … More

Coming to a Theater Near You: State Attorney General Antitrust Investigations

As holiday moviegoers shattered box office records this past weekend, both the Department of Justice and ten state attorneys general were in the midst of investigating why so many movie fans were headed to so few theater chains.

Ohio AG Mike DeWine’s office confirmed on Friday that he has been investigating the nation’s three largest movie theater chains — AMC, Cinemark, and Regal — for possible antitrust violations.… More

Several National Retailers Receive Requests for Information from New York Attorney General On Practice of “On-Call Shifts”

In what must have been a bad start to the day, more than 12 of the nation’s retailers recently received requests for information from the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman inquiring into their use of “on-call shifts.” The AG’s letter explains that “on-call shifts” require employees” to call in to work just a few hours in advance, or the night before, to determine whether the worker needs to appear for work that day or the next.” If the employee is not needed,… More