Firms are concerned about the cost of absenteeism (employees either arriving late to work or leaving early from work). When firms tell employees that their pay will be deducted for the time missed, the employee does not often care about the lost earnings. But why?
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to understand what items, when presented to the employee, are considered an incentive to work and what items are considered an incentive to take leisure.
Use the concepts of the income and substitution effects to analysis various forms of remuneration offered by an employer.
Analyze these forms of remuneration, (be sure to consider any additional government legislation affecting the employee) and determine whether you and the government are providing incentives for the individual to work or take leisure.