Caution Regarding Restrictions Related to Disciplining or Terminating Employees for Attendance and Tardiness

Following is an important word of caution regarding disciplining employees for excessive absenteeism or tardiness related to an employee’s or an employee’s family member’s health condition: The law is changing constantly in this area, and it is critical that you check with qualified legal counsel to ensure that your attendance policy is up-to-date and that your disciplinary methods and procedures are compliant with state and local laws. These laws protect employees who need time off from work due to their own sickness or health condition, to care for a family member, or for other protected reasons.

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