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Best Practices for Alcohol at Company-sponsored Events

Employers should take these best practices into account

So you’ve decided to throw a company event, eh? Super! Now let’s make sure it all runs smoothly, shall we? After finding the location, and choosing the menu, probably the biggest decision you will make is whether or not to serve alcohol.

Unfortunately, employers can expose themselves to liability when they serve and condone excessive drinking during company-sponsored events.  If employees who have been drinking get in accidents, harm someone or themselves or engage in harassing behavior, the employer could potentially be on the hook.  Not good... for anybody.

Because of the risks inherent involved in alcohol consumption at company-sponsored events, employers should take into account these best practices.

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