Payroll HR Tip of the Week, sponsored by Highflyer Payroll: Typical examples of employee discipline

A client recently asked, “What are some typical examples of employee discipline? Are there any you recommend?”

Discipline should reflect the severity of the behavior, attempt to correct it, and be applied consistently. You’ll want to consider how you addressed certain behaviors in the past and the precedent you want to set for the future. For instance, if you jump straight to a final warning when a certain employee is an hour late to work, but let another employee come in late regularly without so much as a written warning, you’re setting yourself up for trouble.

Click here to learn more about our recommended progressive discipline steps.