Danielle Lang Speaks on Pressures of On-Call Scheduling

Skadden Fellow Danielle Lang spoke to The Los Angeles Times for an article on an inquiry by the New York attorney general's office into whether retailers are using on-call scheduling, in which workers are required to report to work on short notice or not be paid ("13 Retailers Questioned by N.Y. Attorney General About Worker Scheduling," April 13). The practice provides workers with "too little time to make arrangements for family needs, let alone to find an alternative source of income to compensate for the lost pay," the office said. "The New York attorney general is a powerful force," Danielle said. "It's certainly an issue that's facing so many of our low-wage workers in California, and anything that puts a highlight on this practice and really pressures employers to think about these practices is a good thing."