Curb Your Absenteeism With No-Fault Attendance Policies

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- No-fault attendance policies can be effective tools for curbing absenteeism, especially in a union workforce where an arbitrator may be called to decide whether the employer had “just cause” to discharge a chronic absentee. Not only do no-fault attendance policies help maintain an efficient and productive workplace where employees are informed of attendance expectations well in advance, but they also help ensure disciplinary consistency through specifically prescribed penalties.

Scheduled progressive discipline can effectively discourage casual absenteeism that may otherwise occur on an occasional basis. But depending...
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