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Exercise Caution Concerning Holiday Parties


It's no surprise that in today's tough economic climate many employers are cutting back on holiday celebrations. And while business owners intend to thank employees for the year's hard work, they often disregard the liabilities involved in throwing a company bash for their staff. But employers should be aware of the potential pitfalls of cutting back on celebrations. Employers should prepare for possible legal issues that could make for an unpleasant event or even get them sued. While companies may want to cut costs, they must take preventative action before the party starts to avoid legal trouble.

Here are a few potential pitfalls to avoid:

This article was featured in It also appeared in October 2009 in, and PIHRAScope.


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