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Employees must be present and ready to begin work as scheduled.  This includes both at the start of the workday as well as after returning from breaks and lunch.

Time Off

Time off must be scheduled in advance with an immediate supervisor.  Personal time off is always subject to management approval.  Taking time without approval may result in disciplinary action.  Employees who are habitually absent and/or exceed their personal accrued days will be subject to disciplinary action.  Employees who exhibit a pattern of poor attendance (consistently missing every Friday for example) may be subject to disciplinary action as well.  Immediate supervisors can provide details on attendance expectations.

Exceptions may be allowed in the following circumstances provided employees promptly contact their supervisor to provide notification of the expected absence as described below:

·         Where an employee or immediate family member (spouse, child or parent) is ill or injured and needs care for up to five consecutive days, this will be considered one absence.  Certification from a licensed health care provider that such care is needed can be required at any time.

·         If due to unusual circumstances and if businesses needs permit, management approves an unpaid leave of absence.

·         If the absence is covered by the Family Medical Leave Act.

Sick or Late Call-In


If something unexpected prevents an employee from coming to work or causes an employee to report to work late, the employee must call his/her supervisor before his/her scheduled start time.


In the case of an unexpected event arising that prevents an employee from coming to work or causes an employee to be late, an immediate supervisor or manager must be contacted before the scheduled start time.

Excessive tardiness will result in corrective action up to and including termination.

Absence Without Leave

An employee who fails to call in after his/her scheduled start time may receive disciplinary action up to and including termination.

If and employee is AWOL for  consecutive days, Company ABC will assume he/she has resigned.  Human Resources will send the employee a letter of separation from Company ABC.

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