How to Make Your Workplace Holiday Party Sparkle... With No Legal Hangovers

How to Make Your Workplace Holiday Party Sparkle... With No Legal Hangovers

November 12, 2014 at 2:00pm ET
Duration 1.5 hours

Holiday parties ought to be nice, but they often end up being downright naughty, with issues of employer tort liability, the potential for wage and hour violations, employee intoxication, sexual and other forms of harassment, religious discrimination and accommodation issues, and a host of other employer headaches.

Join XpertHR for a webinar with attorney Robin Shea from Constangy, Brooks & Smith, where we’ll discuss the ins and outs of company holiday parties. In her 90-minute presentation, Robin will cover the legal risks associated with workplace holiday parties, preferable party alternatives, minimizing employer liability, how to handle party related sexual harassment and other claims, as well as drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Presented by

Robin E. Shea, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP

Robin E. Shea

Robin E. Shea has more than 20 years' experience representing employers in labor and employment law and is a partner in the Winston-Salem, NC, office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

Ms. Shea is a frequent speaker and writer on employment law topics, and is editor in chief of Constangy's client publications.

She is the author of Constangy's award-winning blog, Employment & Labor Insider, which in its first year was named one of the top 25 labor and employment blogs in the Lexis/Nexis Community and one of the ABA Blawg 100.

Ms. Shea also covers labor and employment law developments on Twitter (@RobinEShea).

She received her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her law degree, cum laude, from Wake Forest University.

In addition to being a North Carolina Superlawyer for several years, Ms. Shea has been named to Best Lawyers in America, is past chair of the Professionalism Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association, and a current member of the labor and employment law aections of the North Carolina, American, and Federal bar associations, and the SHRM.

View to Understand:

  • The legal risks associated with workplace holiday parties.
  • Safer alternatives to the company holiday party.
  • How to minimize employer liability.
  • Preventative measures and proper handling of sexual harassment claims.
  • How to manage drugs and alcohol in the workplace.