Attendance Policy

Our Expectations:

A8 Star Group expects all employees to be on time, at work, and ready to work a full shift as a condition of hire and continued employment. Absenteeism, early departures, and late arrivals burden your fellow employees. While it is recognized that it may be necessary for you to be absent occasionally, it is important that absences be kept to a minimum.

You all know that it’s your responsibility to come to work, to get here on time, and to stay your entire shift. If you are not here on time when you are scheduled to work, there will be unfortunate consequences. You could be faced with disciplinary action, and we hope that it doesn’t come to that.

You are expected to take care of personal affairs and obligations at a time other than during working hours. However, if it is necessary to be off for personal convenience, prior approval must be received from your immediate supervisor. In reviewing that request, he or she will take into consideration the operating needs of his or her department. You may also want to review the policy on obtaining a leave of absence.

Call-in Requirements:

If you will be absent from work for any reason, it is absolutely necessary for you to personally notify your supervisor, no later than one hour before the start of your scheduled shift; unless an unforeseeable event or an emergency prevents you from giving advance notice. In the case of an unforeseeable event or emergency, you must personally notify your supervisor within 8 hours after the event or emergency. Notice of the employee’s absence from a spouse, parent or other person is not acceptable unless an emergency prevents the employee from personally contacting your supervisor. You must state why you are unable to attend work and must leave a phone number where you can be reached. Notifying the company of an absence or tardiness does not excuse the absence or tardiness. Upon request, you must furnish proof satisfactory to the company to substantiate the reason for absence or tardiness. Any employee who knowingly falsifies information relating to their absence will be disciplined. Incarceration for any alleged criminal or civil law violation is not a valid excuse for not following this call-in policy.

Failure to call in violates the call-in policy and will lead to disciplinary action up to and including discharge. If you fail to either call in or report to work for 3 consecutive workdays you will be terminated.

Doctor's Release and Status Reports:

A doctor’s release may be required after any illness. A doctor’s release will be required to verify that you are able to return to work following an injury or illness resulting in three (3) or more consecutive days’ absence.

If you are off work due to an injury or illness, you are required to contact Stephanie Miller once each week to report the status of your ailment and anticipated return-to-work date. Reporting requirements are the same for both on the job and off the job injuries and illnesses.

A8 Star Group may grant reasonable accommodation in complying with these policies to individuals with disabilities if it does not cause undue hardship to the company’s operations or cause a direct threat to health and safety. However, regular attendance and promptness are considered part of each employee’s essential job functions.

Discipline:

Excessive absenteeism or tardiness may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Other continuing patterns of absences, early departures, or tardiness, regardless of the exact number of days, may warrant disciplinary action. The company will consider your record of tardiness, unexcused absences, excessive excused absences, suspensions, personal days off, leave of absence (except when provided according to state and federal law) and nonindustrial sickness or injury resulting in time missed.

Poor Attendance Consequences:

Attendance will be based on a points system, essentially putting the ball in your court.

You will accumulate points for being late, requesting an early out, or being absent. The more points you accumulate, the closer you come to being written up.

  • You will get 1 point for being absent. You will receive ½ point for being late or for leaving early (yes we are going to keep track)

  • You can get up to 5 points in a year and not be disciplined. This allows a little flexibility, but not much

  • On the 6th point, you will be written up (not cool)

  • Your 7th point will result in a second written notice – which will be your final warning (really not cool)

  • If you get 8 points in a year, you will be placed on suspension and could be fired (sucks for everybody)