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Sample Policy
Illness and Attendance Policy


Employees are expected to make every reasonable effort to report to work as scheduled.

Sick Days:

It is recognized that during the course of the year, an employee occasionally may be unable to come to work because of illness. Such absences are closely monitored for frequency, duration and patterns. The attendance record is a very important part of an employee's overall evaluation.

Employees must notify their supervisor of their inability to report to work no later than 30 minutes after their starting time.

If an illness goes beyond five days, the manager will request the employee bring a doctor's note authorizing the absence.

Excessive Absence:

Excessive absence is defined as ten or more days or five or more occurrences in one calendar year that are not considered a serious medical illness and are not covered under the short term disability plan. (An occurrence would be defined as any absence of one day or more). Excessive absences are taken without pay and will result in a review of the attendance record by the employee's manager and the Human Resources Manager. This review may result in a written warning, a probation program or other disciplinary action.

Contributed by Lisare, participant on Employers' Forum

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