Is your Company Picnic a Looming Liability?

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Many employers and their staff look forward to their company's labour day picnic, but do you know that unless sufficient safeguards are in place, the social event of the year can turn into the lawsuit of the century. If you are planning to host a social gathering at which alcohol is served, you need to be aware that you may be exposing yourself to significant financial liability for the actions of an impaired guest from harm caused by drinking and driving. The liability can arise both from the actions of your employees while attending your company's function and long after they have departed.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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