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Mark F. Miller attends London Olympic Games as World Archery official

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Mark F. Miller

Mark F. Miller

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark F. Miller attended the London Olympic Games as an Executive Board member of World Archery (“WA”) and as chair of the WA Constitution and Rules Committee. WA is the International Governing Body for international archery recognized by the International Olympic Committee. The Executive Board is made up of 14 members from throughout the world. Mr. Miller is the only member from the Western Hemisphere. While the Olympics are under the control of the International Olympic Committee, each sport’s International Federation conducts the event for the IOC.

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An Olympic headache for employers?

The long anticipated Olympic Games (Games) are finally arriving in London in July 2012.  Whilst many Londoners are excited at hosting such a prestigious sporting event, employers face legitimate concerns that disruption for staff and their day to day operations may spoil the occasion.

By planning ahead and preparing for the inevitable consequences of the Games, it should be possible to avoid the worst of the disruption.

Employee absence

Holiday leave is likely to be much in demand during the Games for members of staff who are volunteering at the Games, who wish to attend daytime events, or even from those who want to get away from it all.  Employers should be considering now what minimum staffing levels are required and planning ahead to ensure that these are maintained.   Any special arrangements for considering holiday requests for leave during the Games should be clarified to employees – for example, holiday leave could be limited to five working days to give the most employees possible the chance to experience the Games and associated festivities. More…

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