Corporate Law Report - Office Party Holiday Risks, Human Trafficking, the Fiscal Cliff, More
Now that autumn is finally here, the smell of football tailgates, crisp leaves and pumpkin spice lattes fill the air. One cannot enter a corner store without encountering pumpkins, bags of candy corn and black cat and witch...more
Australia's Fair Works Commission ("FWC") recently handed down its decision in Keenan v. Leighton Boral Amey Joint Venture. In this case, the FWC defined "place of work" with respect to an employee's off-duty conduct, and...more
‘Tis the season for office holiday parties which, unfortunately, are often fraught with labor and employment issues. A wild office party akin to a “Mad Men”-esque soirée may have unfortunate legal consequences for an employer...more
The season of workplace social functions is upon us, for better and for worse. An office party that goes off the rails is not just the subject of water cooler gossip; it's a real source of employee complaints, workers...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: This one is pretty straight forward. It applies to all employers contemplating any type of holiday gathering for its staff.
What are the legal issues: Holiday parties...more
We here at the McNees Wallace & Nurick Labor and Employment Law Group have been busy preparing for the holiday season.
While holiday parties can be great fun, hosting a holiday party or placing holiday decorations in...more
As 2013 draws to a close, attentions turn to the festivities and merriment of the holiday season, and many employers gear up for office holiday parties. A holiday party is a great way to reward employees for a long year’s...more
OK, we admit it is somewhat cliché for employment lawyers to circulate client alerts every December warning about the dangers lurking at company holiday parties. But when real-life examples show just how expensive claims...more
As 2013 comes to an end, it's time for Australian employers start actioning their end of year employment checklist.
1. Annual Shutdowns -
Many Modern Awards require employers to provide a minimum of four weeks'...more
The summer provides a great opportunity for employers to host company parties for the whole office to enjoy....more
Company-sponsored holiday parties can be a great way to boost employee morale, rewarding employees for the year’s hard work. Unfortunately, holiday horror stories of intoxication and offensive behavior abound. To keep your...more
In the movie “Desk Set” starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy there is an iconic scene at the office Christmas party. Ms. Hepburn works for a broadcasting company and it is clear that “everything goes” on Christmas as...more
It’s been a crazy week here for reasons I hope to share in a future post.
But in the meantime, the world of employment law still continues. Here are some items worth reading that I had hoped to talk about further. This...more
Well, your company is certainly not intending for it to be a sexual holiday party. But, truth be told, it wouldn’t be the first story of an off-site end-of-the-year holiday shindig (with complimentary alcohol) that got a bit...more
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