5 Things to Beware of at Company Parties


The holidays are starting to get close. That means office party season is about to kick off in full force. Too often, though, companies spend weeks securing the right venue and booking the right band – but don’t give a lot of thought to liability.

While stories about the project manager who drinks too much, then starts hitting on the programmers or the normally reserved receptionist who busts her ankle while she busts a move on the dance floor might seem like office clichés come true, they happen all too frequently. Most of the time, they’ll be humiliating moments for people to deal with when they get back to work – but they can also put your company at risk for legal action.

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