Attendance Policy Definition
A business’s attendance policy details attendance-related standards, such as attendance rules and the consequences of failing to adhere to the rules.
Attendance Policy Extended Definition
A written attendance policy is generally part of an employee handbook. It ensures a company has adequate staff during the business day by detailing things like:
- Attendance definition
- Absence definition
- Tardiness and leaving early
- Shift covers
- Disciplinary action
- Process for requesting time off
The term “attendance policy” is often used interchangeably with absenteeism policy, but there are some differences worth noting. A traditional attendance policy tends to focus solely on attendance rather than potential contributing factors to employees being absent from work. Attendance policies are also generally simpler to enforce and follow a black-and-white approach to attendance.
Small Business Attendance Policy
Last Updated By
Rachel Blakely-Gray | Feb 14, 2023