A WORLD WIDE GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS DURING THE WORLD CUP

The euphoria surrounding the FIFA World Cup, with the opening match scheduled to kick off in Johannesburg on Friday, 11 June 2010, has gripped the world. For the first time ever, one of the world’s largest sporting events will take place on African soil. Clear communication should be made to all staff about their conduct and the employer’s expectations, especially between the key dates of 11 June and 11 July. Despite all the hype surrounding the FIFA World Cup, employers in all jurisdictions are encouraged to take time out to think about the ways in which this international sporting event will affect their employees and in turn their businesses.

EXAMPLES OF PROBLEMS THAT MAY PRESENT THEMSELVES DURING THIS PERIOD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1. Gambling and office pools.
Are they permitted?
Read more...
2. Football Hooliganism.
How does an employer deal with off duty misconduct?
Read more...
3. Absenteeism
Read more...
4. Flexile working hours
Read more...
5. Personal use of company’s IT systems
Read more...
6. Intoxication whilst on duty.
Can breathalysers be administered in the workplace?
Read more...

When formulating strategies to manage the infectious adrenalin created by this event, employers are encouraged, where possible, to accommodate the needs of its business and the passion of the soccer fans amongst their workforce.

This newsletter is a collaboration between Bowman Gilfillan and various member firms of the Employment Law Alliance. For more details on the Employment Law Alliance, please visit www.employmentlawalliance.com

 

 

Contact Details:

If you have any queries with regards to these issues, please contact the following people in our Employment Law Department:

Karen Fulton
Partner
T +27 (0)11 669 9513
E k.fulton@bowman.co.za

Eva Mudely
Senior Associate
T +27 (0)11 669 9563
E e.mudely@bowman.co.za

Firm contact details
165 West Street
Sandton
Johannesburg

PO Box 785812
Sandton
2146
South Africa

T +27 (0)11 669 9000
F +27 (0)11 669 9001

info@bowman.co.za
www.bowman.co.za
www.bowmangilfillan.mobi

 

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