Tag: Job Abandonment

Question: Is there a standard for how many days an employee should miss work before they are “missing too much”? Answer: First, if you plan to implement new/revised policies, please review these policies with legal counsel for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations prior to implementation. When determining what attendance rules would be…

Question: Can a small employer terminate an employee who has been on leave for over 2 months due to a non-work related injury for job abandonment? The employee has not returned any calls or provided the required release certificate from a doctor. Answer: Without any medical certification of a disability/inability to work after such a lengthy period…

Question: We have heard “through the grapevine” that an employee was arrested and is in jail.  All we know for sure is that he has not called or reported to work for two days.  Can we terminate his employment for job abandonment? Answer: As a general rule, employers are free to establish attendance policies that meet their…

Q:  How should we handle a situation where an employee on an approved Family and Medical Leave has not kept in contact?   A:  The employee is on an approved Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and has provided the appropriate medical certification for the need for the leave, and you have provided the…