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Steps to avoid World Cup sickies

With the World Cup frenzy starting to build, employment law specialist Sharon Latham provides some practical steps on how to maintain employee attendance and productivity levels, as well as avoid sickies as staff get behind their national team.

1 taking leave
2 flexible working
3 moving rest breaks
4 sickies
5 homeworking
6 facilities at work
7 work wear
8 hooliganism abroad
9 internet use

Whatever your approach as an employer, ensure your staff know the rules of engagement well in advance of the World Cup kick-off on 11 June. Also be even-handed and non-discriminatory in the way you apply any flexibility – it is not just the boys that want to watch!