The holiday season is meant to be a time of celebration, bringing family, friends and colleagues together. Businesses often take advantage of the holidays by hosting company gatherings to celebrate another year gone, and a job well done. Oftentimes, employers serve beer, wine or spirits during parties as well.
As a company, it’s not always easy deciding whether or not to offer alcohol, as it’s a popular accompaniment. Yet, it’s important to mitigate your risk within reason, and protect your attendees as well as your business.
You can minimize risk by taking a few simple precautions:
If you decide to host a party on your work premises and serve alcohol, you may be held responsible if an employee is injured during activities or while driving home. Take time to thoroughly examine your policies and plan a holiday party that’s safe and fun.
The legal team at Janklow Law in Sioux Falls hope you have a safe and Happy Holiday Season.
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