Ask the HR Expert — July 2017

on July 21, 2017

Q: We’ve had an employee who hasn’t shown up for work in 2 days. There was no communication. We have a policy about no call, no show as being grounds for voluntary resignation. Is it legal for us to terminate today, the second day of a no call, no show?

A: If your policy states when employees must call in (e.g., at least 15 minutes before the start of a shift), then, yes, termination could occur even before the end of the second day of a no call, no show absence. However, it’s safer to wait until day 3 to terminate this employee.

Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson is the Vice President, Product Management for KPA. She focuses on developing compliance and workforce management solutions that combine innovative software, online training and on-site audit/loss control services for our clients.

Kathryn has over 25 years of product management, and product marketing experience and is certified as a HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Certified Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP).

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Kathryn CarlsonAsk the HR Expert — July 2017