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How to Deal With an Employee Who Is Habitually Late

Author: Jason Habinsky, Haynes & Boone

Even with a tardiness policy in place, employers and supervisors likely will have to deal with employees who are habitually late. If the employer or supervisors fail to correct the problem, other employees may start to resent a tardy co-worker as well as the employer for not addressing the situation. While employee tardiness is not necessarily a serious offense, it may very quickly become one.