Plan a Holiday Party

Key Points

  • Holiday parties and seasonal events provide an excellent way to celebrate interdepartmental teams, acknowledge annual accomplishments and foster a positive workplace climate.
  • In order to ensure a holiday party runs smoothly and to minimize employer liability, carefully plan for the event in advance.
  • Common missteps made in planning holiday parties could result in noncompliance with wage and hour laws, an increased likelihood for substance abuse in the workplace and possible incidents of religious discrimination, sexual harassment and workplace injuries.

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