Acas publishes guidelines for managing staff during Euro 2016

The Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has urged bosses to reach agreements with their staff well ahead of kick off. Their advice is have a game plan, be flexible and remember not everyone likes football.

The tournament starts on 10 June and ends on 10 July. While most of the games will be played in the evening, some matches (including England v Wales) will be played during the day.

Acas has recommended that employers have agreements in place on issues such as annual leave, sickness absence, watching T.V and using social networking sites.

The inclination for some people to have a drink or two during matches has also been flagged up. Employees may need to be reminded that anyone found to be drinking at work or under the influence could be subject to disciplinary action.

For full details see The European cup 2016 advice and guidance for the workplace.