Employee Tardiness Policy
Author: Jason Habinsky, Haynes & Boone
When to Use This Policy
In addition to a policy on employee absences and attendance, employers may also want to adopt a policy on employee tardiness. The Employee Tardiness Policy should be shared with employees when they begin employment, and should also be included in the employee handbook. Employees should be required sign and acknowledge that they have understood the policy.
Informing employees as to the employer's expectations with regards to tardiness will eliminate the possibility of employees claiming that they did not know about the Tardiness Policy when employees arrive late to work, and it will also discourage employees from arriving after the designated work hour. A written policy will help to avoid any confusion and provide a progressive disciplinary guide for supervisors attempting to discipline tardy employees.