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Le Tour Yorkshire – Grand Départ 2014 and staff management

With only three days to go for the Tour de France Grand Départ, the excitement is building up in the air however for some employers panic might be setting in as to how best to manage their staff during Yorkshire’s biggest event this year!

If you are operating over the weekend, here are some practical tips in managing staffing issues:

1.    Road Closures: If your business is located on or near the road closures (some could start as early as Thursday), ensure that you clearly communicate your policy relating to annual leave and unauthorised absence to staff. 

2. Where possible, be flexible with late annual leave requests. 

3. Consider allowing staff to work from home.

4. Consider giving permission to watch the tour on the television in designated area’s i.e. a meeting room or rest area. It could even be used as a team bonding exercise where you put on a few light refreshments.

5. Consider rewarding those that have been able to work during the weekend.

6. Communicate your policy in relation to following the tour through the internet and radio. It would be reasonable for you to restrict this to breaks only. If you have a zero tolerance policy ensure that your staff are aware of it.

I hope that the above guidance helps both you and your staff to enjoy the weekend.

As always if I can provide you with any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation on 0113 350 4030 or samira.cakali@scesolicitors.co.uk.

Please note that the information in this blog is to provide information of general interest in a summary manner and should not be construed as individual legal advice. Readers should consult with SCE Solicitors or other professional counsel before acting on the information contained here.

Samira Cakali

Samira Cakali is a pragmatic and approachable solicitor advocate with extensive contentious and non-contentious experience in the fields of employment law as well as civil litigation, within a range of commercial businesses from SME’s to multinationals as well as senior executives.

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