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The 2014 FIFA World Cup started today and will run until 13 July. Whilst this will no doubt excite football fans others will be less excited, including many Employers, not least due to the difficulties it could cause them.
This World Cup is being played in Brazil so none of the matches are being broadcast until at least 5pm BST and so many employees will be able to make it home in plenty of time to see the tail end of the first half and all of the second half of these early kick-off matches.
With many Employers running a 24 hour operation, the evening kick off times won't make any difference and so staff could still phone in sick, or worse simply not turn up in order to watch matches and this could have serious implications for Employers.
To help Employers better understand the risks and equip them with tools to better manage the situation and create a positive outcome for both employer and employee, we've outlined below the keys points Employers should consider.
1. Ensure You Have Clear Policies in place including:
2. Manage absenteeism in advance.
3. Reconsider Your Holiday Arrangements
4. Some Other Things to Consider
Events like this can create legal pitfalls for Employers, especially those who don't have up to date HR policies in place. If you would like a free assessment or specific advice on this or any other employment related matter Contact Us today on 0800 612 4772 or alternatively request a Free Quote Now.