Q. Some of our assistants are good employees, but they’re constantly late. What can we do to get them to come to work on time? —A.A., Virginia
A. This is a textbook situation for . Draft a companywide attendance policy that includes a progressive discipline schedule such as this: oral warning, followed by a first written warning, a second written warning, an unpaid disciplinary suspension and ultimately termination. Consistency and evenhanded enforcement are critical to avoiding liability. Make sure all of your supervisors follow the policy.
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