Dealing with Attendance Issues

Let’s Talk Business Managing Your Business Dealing with Attendance Issues

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    Simon G Little
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    I know with COVID things have been difficult but we have been dealing with a lot of No Call No Shows at the company lately. I’m trying to figure out the best way to deal with the employees because I don’t want to fire them and they are normally are good employees but this attendance thing is becoming a real issue.
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    Marius Kent
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    One of our managers suggested we do some kind of pay reduction as a penalty. I’m not sure if that’s legal to be honest. Need to look it up. But it would help motivate employees and you could avoid firing them.
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    Candice C.
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    Marius Kent:
    One of our managers suggested we do some kind of pay reduction as a penalty. I’m not sure if that’s legal to be honest. Need to look it up. But it would help motivate employees and you could avoid firing them.

    I don’t think it’s the best idea, to be honest. Deducting pay is kind of like paying less per hour than the agreed upon amount. I know it’s a penalty, but the end result is the same, a reduction in hourly rate. If the employee is being paid minimum wage, you could end up paying, effectively, less than minimum wage for the hours worked if you impose a penalty, which would put you afoul not just with the employee’s agreement, but also with state and/or federal law. So it seems like it could be a bad idea and in the worst case, subject you to fines or penalties.

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