Olympic Games: review your sporting events policy

It is not long until the 2016 Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro. The event will run from 5 August to 21 August.

The Olympic Games will inevitably affect the workplace. Issues may arise during the event, such as competing requests for time off work, excessive internet use for personal reasons and absenteeism.

For employers that wish to avoid disruption to their business, XpertHR's model policy on sporting and other special events is a good starting point.

The policy covers:

  • time off work;
  • flexibility in working time;
  • unauthorised absence; and
  • watching the event at work.