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Mayra Casas 2 articles

On-call employment scheduling ended by Victoria’s Secret

Earlier this month, on-call employment came into question when one Victoria’s Secret employee filed a lawsuit stating that mandatory on-call shifts resulted in wage theft in the retail industry. According to BuzzFeed News, Victoria’s Secret has now put an end to its on-call scheduling practices. On-call employment is a common practice still utilized by many employers, primarily in the retail industry, as a means of ensuring they have backup employees available if needed. However, since employees are required to call in at least two hours before their scheduled shift, and be available between those hours, on-call workers are unable to accurately schedule ... Read More

On-call employment class action alleges wage theft in retail sales industry

What’s one thing that some part-time Victoria’s Secret employees have in common with doctors, police officers and emergency responders? They’re all required to work “on-call” shifts, except the on-call Victoria’s Secret employees aren’t compensated fairly for the unpredictable scheduling. An on-call employment class-action lawsuit may change soon that. According to BuzzFeed News, the lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret claims that workers should be properly compensated for on-call shifts, even if their shift is cancelled, since they’re required to call in at least two hours beforehand and be available between those hours. As a result of this unpredictability, on-call workers are unable ... Read More