November 30, 2016

Alcohol and the Workplace: An HR Infographic

Providing alcohol in the workplace or at work-related events—whether holiday-themed or not—is sometimes seen as a boost to enjoyment, team spirit, and a relaxed company culture. And as the holiday season progresses, many employers and managers enter full-on party planning mode, and invite the liquor (and the legal risks!) first. After all, the last thing you want is to be a party pooper, right?

Well, as our moms would say, it’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye…and you get sued. Before your next team celebration or Friday happy hour, make sure you’re HR-aware and have considered and mitigated the risks that come along with workplace alcohol to a level you’re comfortable with.

Here’s CEDR’s latest HR infographic: Alcohol and the Workplace.

Want More Tips for Safe Office Holiday Parties?

To help keep your festivity on the safe side of the work-appropriate fence—you know, that’s the side without all the sexual harassment lawsuits, DUIs, or workman’s comp claims on it—you’ll also want to listen to our Holiday Parties podcast, hosted by myself and CEDR HR expert Michele Oliver.

You can also get our full list of Office Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts right hereor here, as our Holiday Party HR infographic.

And if you find that your office vibe is getting a bit stressed and frazzled this time of year, I also recommend CEDR’s HR Tips to Keep the Holidays Sane.

Please plan carefully. I wish you and your team a safe and happy holiday season.

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Friendly Disclaimer: This information is general in nature, and is not intended to replace good counsel about a specific issue with either your attorney or your favorite HR expert. Owners and managers of independent healthcare practices are welcome to call CEDR Solutions at 866.414.6056 or email for help with specific questions.

Friendly Disclaimer: This information is general in nature and is not intended to provide legal advice or replace individual guidance about a specific issue with an attorney or HR expert. The information on this page is general human resources guidance that is believed to be current as of the date of publication. Note that CEDR is not a law firm, and as the law is always changing, you should consult with a qualified attorney or HR expert who is familiar with all of the facts of your situation before making a decision about any human resources or employment law matter.

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