Absent and Tardy Employees

Publish Date: November 8, 2010

Employees that are absent and tardy to work are major concerns for farm owners, supervisors and managers. Too much management time is spent on problems related to attendance and too many farm supervisors and managers tend to be casual about it. That will not work. You need a plan. Here are things that actually encourage poor attendance: • Out of date leave policies under which employees lose unused leave. Scrap the old“use it-or-lose it”policy. • Employee awareness of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) • “Flexible scheduling”that makes it hard to see who is tardy and who is absent

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