Absences & Lateness

20 years ago when an employee was not going to be coming in on time or at all their manager for the most part would receive a phone call at the office from the employee. Today we get an email, a text message, even a voicemail….but in many cases no direct contact. Write your policy regarding notification of lateness or absence to include a requirement that the employee call a number where you can be reached so you can speak to the employee. Further, in today’s cellular age, it is totally appropriate to request that the late or absent employee make them self available by cell or home phone if you are not reached.