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Employee Attendance Policy

Date First Created:

Saturday, 14 December 1991 at 9:00:00 pm UTC

Date Last Updated:

Monday, 4 September 2023 at 6:38:56 pm UTC


Tokoroa Golf Club Incorporated


Injuries, illnesses or lack of work ethics result in workplace absenteeism. Absenteeism has a moderate to significant impact on productivity and revenue and, if unchecked is a likely breach of the duties of the CLub pursuant to s.58 of the Incorproated Socities Act 2022.

This attendance policy template to addresses no-shows, early-outs and employee lateness.

What Is an Attendance Policy? An attendance policy lists rules and guidelines to track, monitor and enforce employee adherence to scheduled work times.

The goals of an attendance policy:

  • Establish procedures for reporting absences and tardiness

  • Standardize requests for planned and last-minute time off

  • Minimize cases of culpable absence or job abandonment

  • Inform about the consequences of the unexcused or unreported absence

  • Every employee is trainnied on this policy during onboarding or in a specific training session.

  • A inclusion of policy statement in employee employement agreement is the policy acknowledgment and acceptance.


Employee Attendance Policy

  • Tokoroa Golf Club (the employer, us, we) Incorporated values the punctuality and attendance of our employees, as regular attendance ensures high-quality service for our clients.

  • As such, we have established the following attendance policy to ensure that all employees are


  • The Policy does not apply to lawful absences.

General Policies

  1. Regular span of working hours are between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday, with a

  2. Employees are expected to arrive at the workplace on time, based on their schedule.

  3. Tardiness is defined as being more than fifteen (15) late to work without prior

  4. If an employee is unable to come to the workplace, they must notify their supervisor no later than three (3) hours before their scheduled start time.

  5. Any unplanned absences or tardiness will be recorded and may be grounds for

  6. Planned absences, such as annual holidays or medical appointments, must be approved by a

  7. If an employee is unable to come to work due to illness, they must provide a doctor's

  8. This attendance policy may be revised or updated at any time at the discretion of the employer.

Key Terms


  • Definition: Failure of an employee to report to work on time.

    • An excused absence occurs when the employee has:

      • Scheduled paid time off (PTO) according to Company policy; and/or

      • Obtained approval from their supervisor before the start time

    • An unexcused absence occurs when the employee fails to:

      • Report to the workplace at their scheduled start time; and/or

      • Notified the supervisor within the specified time period

  • Any employee with an excused absence of three (3) or more days due to a medical condition must provide:

  • Unexcused absence of one (1) day or more will lead to disciplinary action and can result in involuntary

  • All absences, whether excused or unexcused, must be covered by paid time off unless the employee has no more entitlement pursuant to the provisions of the Holidays Act 2003 and it's subsequent amendments.


  • Definition: Failure of an employee to arrive at work or return from a break at the scheduled

  • Employees who cannot arrive at the workplace at the scheduled time or return from a break on.

Early Departure

  • Definition: A failure on the part of an employee to complete their scheduled shift, agreed or garunteed hours.

  • Employees who cannot complete the assigned duration of their shift must notify their supervisor.

Job Abandonment

  • Definition: A continuous absence of more than three (3) consecutive days.

  • An employee who fails to report for three (3) or more consecutive work days without communicating

Disciplinary Action

  • Absenteeism, tardiness and early departure occurrences that occur three (3) or more times combined within a twelve (12) month period will result in progressive disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

  • three (3) or more of attendance policy violations in one (1) calendar year will result in employee.

  • Types of employee disciplinary actions:

    • Verbal Warning: Upon the first instance of violation after considered lawful process.

    • First Written Warning: Upon the second instance of violation after considered lawful process.

    • Second and Final written warning: Upon a third consecutive violation after considered lawful process.

    • Termination of employment after considered lawful process.

  • Employee Acknowledgement

    • By signing the employee employment agreement, the employee has agreed to this policy.


This policy will be audited next on or about the 1st of October 2024.

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