Previously, I revealed an outline of a basic structure for progressive discipline in hopes you could use it as a foundation. You could add to the disciplines and rearrange according to the need of your business, however, I do not recommend implementing any less than the following:
If that goes well, then you can just state the date and a very brief description of the subject. For example, June 28th - tardiness. That is enough information. However, if the verbal discussion does not go well, then you have to make sure that you document the date and subject, but also add the reason the employee took exception to what was discussed. To be on the safe side send an email to Human Resources and/or your supervisor to alert others of how the employee received the verbal discussion if within a team environment.