U.S. Wal-Mart workers must call 1-800 number when sick

New policy outlines penalties for employees who don't get authorization for absences
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/05/2007

Wal-Mart's new attendance policy penalizes workers for multiple unexcused absences and requires them to call an 800 number whenever they get sick.

Employees in the United States who need time off for illness must call an automated line to get a code, which they must then give to their manager to get their absence approved.

The new absence policy also lays out clear disciplinary steps for employees and managers.