With the holiday season in full swing, employers are in the midst of the annual balancing act between festive celebration and appropriate workplace conduct. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are some tips for planning and hosting a successful and (hopefully) incident free workplace holiday party.
So much is written in the media each year reminding (and warning) employers of the potential liabilities of hosting a holiday party for employees, that, as a lawyer, I wonder why an employer would take on such potential liability. The benefit to an employer of having such an event would have to be significant to justify such risks.