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UEFA European Championship 2016 – Be Prepared

The 2016 UEFA European Championship takes place in France, with the group stages commencing on the evening of Friday, 10 June at 20:00, when France play Romania in Paris. Wales and England are both in group B and play their first matches on Saturday, 11 June at 17:00 and 20:00 respectively. Northern Ireland have their first Group C match on Sunday, 12 June at 17:00. The final is scheduled for Sunday, 10 July.

Employers who have not already done so should ensure they have policies in place to deal with any issues that could arise and that employees fully understand them.

To help employers achieve a balance between flexibility and productivity in a way that is consistent and fair to all members of staff, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service has published guidance covering the main issues. These are likely to be:

  • last minute requests for annual leave;
  • sickness absence; and
  • Internet and social media use during working hours.

The guidance can be found here.

A full list of the fixtures can be found here

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