Olympics and business
With the Olympics upon us, Acas are advising employers to be aware of a number of issues the most likely of which is employees requesting more flexible working arrangements. Employers need to consider how they are going to minimise potential disruption so that businesses run smoothly whilst managing employee expectations.
Acas expect employees to fall mainly into two groups:
Acas has published guidance to help you plan ahead and ensure your business runs smoothly. The guidance considers such issues as:
Sunday Trading restrictions are suspended during the Olympic and Paralympics Games. These rules limit Sunday opening hours for some shops to six continuous hours between the hours of 10am and 6pm and are to be suspended during the Games.
The suspension is for eight consecutive Sundays commenced on 22 July and runs until 9 September 2012. This is a temporary measure and applies to England and Wales. No Sunday trading restrictions apply in Scotland.
For more details about Olympic events visit the London 2012 website.