"More Workers Go AWOL," Christian Science Monitor
In this article discussing how more and more workers are going AWOL in the summer months, Littler's Joe Harkins notes that absenteeism is not just a summer problem. "It's a seasonal uptick in a year-round problem," says Harkins. "The weather is nicer, and there's a little more incentive to be creative in coming up with excuses." Harkins also says that, "people who have family responsibilities are in the workforce more and more....Kids are a source of unexpected absences."