Gap Inc. to end on-call scheduling after inquiry by New York attorney general

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New York's attorney general says Gap Inc. is ending its policy of requiring workers to remain on-call for short-notice shifts after his office launched an inquiry.

Eric Schneiderman's office sent letters to Gap and 12 other retailers earlier this year questioning them about the practice. The attorney general's office says it had received reports of more employers requiring hourly workers stay on-call for shifts set the night before or the same day, including these 13. The practice left workers with little time to arrange for child care or work other jobs.

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Abercrombie & Fitch voluntarily ended the practice earlier this month.

Schneiderman commended Gap for "taking an important step" to give its employees fairer and more predictable schedules.

A message left with Gap on Thursday was not immediately returned.