ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Six retailers have agreed to stop using on-call shift scheduling following an inquiry by a coalition of nine attorneys general.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says an estimated 50,000 workers nationwide will benefit from the agreement.

On-call shift scheduling requires employees to call work prior to a scheduled shift to find out if they have to work that day. It's a burden for workers who need to arrange child care.

The six companies are Aeropostale, Carter's, David's Tea, Disney, PacSun, and Zumiez. They're among 15 retailers who received a joint letter from the attorneys general.

The other nine companies — American Eagle, Payless, Coach, Forever 21, Vans, Justice Just for Girls, BCBG Maxazria, Tilly's, Inc., and Uniqlo — say they don't use on-call scheduling or have recently ended it.


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