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Planning Your Employee Party: Keys to a Celebration Without Litigation

Webinar: ID# 1014616
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About This Course:
Company parties can be a great opportunity for employers to boost employee morale and foster workplace camaraderie. Unfortunately, these same parties can provide an outlet for inappropriate behavior and can potentially expose the company to liability.

This webinar will help you target potential sources of liability and proactively address them through policies and thoughtful planning.

This webinar also will explore the considerations any employer should examine when deciding whether to serve alcohol at its function, harassment and other behaviors to look out for, and strategies for addressing issues related to religious differences. Don't let your company's party leave you with the gift of unwanted liability and litigation.

Agenda

Overview

Alcohol and Liability
  • Should We Allow Alcohol?
  • American With Disabilities Act Considerations
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Policy Considerations
  • Drunk Driving
  • How to Avoid Problems
Avoiding Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Negligent Supervision of Staff
  • Common Sense
  • Policy Tips
Religious Issues
  • Accommodation Responsibilities
  • How to Address Employee Concerns
  • Possible Pitfalls
Question and Answer Session

About The Presenters

Matthew F. Nieman
  • Shareholder in Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Washington, D.C. Region office
  • Represents employers in a broad spectrum of labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, wage and hour, questions related to the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”), and workplace drug-testing issues
  • Actively involved in all phases of the litigation process
  • Regularly speaks to and provides training to employer groups on various workplace-related topics, including sexual harassment, discrimination, substance-abuse prevention, and litigation avoidance
  • Past-president and current legislative liason for the Dulles Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Was selected for inclusion in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star each year since 2010 as well as recognized in the Washington Post Magazine as a Washington D.C. Metro Area Outstanding Young Lawyer each year since 2013
  • J.D. degree, William & Mary School of Law; B.S. degree in industrial and labor relations, Cornell University; commission as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
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