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Suit challenges call-in policy at retailer Urban Outfitters

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Urban Outfitters and its subsidiaries Anthropologie and Free People face a lawsuit alleging the company’s call-in policy violates California labor law.

The lawsuit alleges the company requires workers to call managers two hours before the start of a potential shift to find out if they have to come to work. Workers must be prepared to come in for their full shifts, although the company reserves the right to tell them to stay home. Employees claim that happens often.

Employees are not paid for making the call or for clearing their schedules.

The suit maintains the policy violates Wage Order 7-2001, which requires employers to pay employee’s for half a day of work if they call in and show up for work.

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