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Gunster attorney David BatesDavid G. Bates, a corporate law attorney at Gunster, wrote about the potential problems surrounding serving alcohol at the annual office holiday party.

When employees or guests at company parties overindulge, it can lead to embarrassment, injury or even liability for employers hosting the event.

Open bars combined with a festive atmosphere after hours can fuel the impulse to drink too much.

Still, there are many options available to employers, allowing them to serve alcohol at the party while minimizing potential liability.

Among the nearly two dozen recommendations Bates offers in his article are ensuring no work is conducted at the party; making attendance voluntary; hiring a professional bartender, and planning activities such as entertainment to take the focus off drinking.

Read the complete article now: Things to consider before serving alcohol at your holiday party (12/8/17, The Business Journals)

 


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