Hipster retailer Urban Outfitters is ditching on-call shifts in the midst of criticism and legal pressure, particularly in New York. The company announcement makes official what New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he had gotten the chain to agree to three weeks ago.

Urban Outfitters, which is renowned for bohemian attire and quirky accessories, is following in the footsteps of Abercrombie, GAP, J. Crew and Victoria's Secret, all of which have announced similar policy changes in recent months after being pressured by an investigation by Schneiderman into whether their policies were breaking state law.

New York law requires employers to pay workers for a shift at least four hours of wages, a requirement that most businesses using on-call systems likely are not complying with.

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