Hosting an Office Party–Avoiding Unintended Legal Consequences

/ 11/19/2010 With the holidays approaching, many employers plan to host office parties.  While these events can be fun, morale-boosting experiences, they can also lead to unintended legal consequences.  Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment law attorney who frequently counsels employers on employee issues, offers the following suggestions: • Do not require employees to participate.  For a […]

Halloween Parties at Work: A Trick or a Treat?

/ 10/28/2010 Some employers host office parties to celebrate Halloween.  These parties can boost morale and encourage camaraderie among employees.  But, to avoid legal exposure, an employer should consider taking some precautions. First and foremost, an employer should never force an employee to participate in a Halloween celebration.  Second, an employer should establish guidelines for […]