David Barron, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses the potential disasters at holiday parties in Texas Lawyer. As companies recover from the Great Recession, holiday parties are no longer in danger of becoming extinct. In 2012 the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that almost three-quarters of employers planned to hold a holiday event, compared to 60 percent doing so just two years before. Holiday parties can build morale and team spirit; they also can create legal liability disasters for employers. Here are three categories of disasters to beware of, and solutions to address them proactively.
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