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Workers habitually absent or unfashionably late?

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employee absenceEmployers have heard all the excuses. My alarm didn’t go off. My car broke down. My babysitter didn’t show up. I have a terrible cold. Though sometimes those excuses for being absent or late ring true, chronic absenteeism and tardiness can become a major problem in the workplace, wreaking havoc on productivity as well as morale.

You would think that getting an em­­ployee to show up on time, every day, would be a simple matter. But these days, you really can’t simply say, “Be here or be fired” when an employee walks through the door late or not at all. Especially when you throw in legal factors such as the Americans with Dis­­a­­bil­­i­­ties Act (ADA) and the Family and Medi­­cal Leave Act (FMLA).

For this reason, employers have to employ strategies that not only combat absenteeism, but also keep on the right side of the legal line.

Keep it legal

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