4 Steps to Managing Absenteeism in Your Organization

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4 Steps to Managing Absenteeism in Your Organization

Life is full of surprises, ones that sometimes lead to employees calling off work unexpectedly. Whether it is a last-minute cancellation by a childcare provider, a case of food poisoning, or another more “creative” reason, absenteeism is a pervasive and costly issues faced by organizations across the board. The four steps outlined below can serve as a basic guide on improving your absence management practices this year.
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4 Ways to Handle Attendance & Pay During Bad Weather

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attendance policy for exempt employees 4 Ways to Handle Attendance & Pay During Bad Weather

The snow is finally here (sorry, but it was inevitable) and with it comes issues of absenteeism, tardiness, pay, and FLSA compliance.

  1. How will you consider absences during bad weather?
  2. Should you forgive tardiness in these circumstances?
  3. How will you handle pay for both exempt and non-exempt employees for missed work time due to weather?
  4. What do you need to know to stay compliant with FLSA?

Here are guidelines for your most pressing HR problems resulting from inclement weather, supported by research from our 2015 ERC Inclement & Adverse Weather Practices Survey.

1. Absenteeism

Over half of organizations consider absences excused for both non-exempt and exempt employees, if those absences are due to weather conditions. In addition, just over one-third of organizations determine whether these absences should be considered excused or unexcused on a case-by-case basis.
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