Christmas Party Harassment Ends a Career

With all the headlines about harassment today, I thought I would republish this story of how harassment at a company Christmas party ended badly for an HR manager.   There is no lack of horror stories associated with holiday parties. Since this is the Monday before Christmas I will tell you a short one that ended …

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Take Caution and Care with Holiday Parties

There is no lack of horror stories associated with holiday parties. As we are entering the big holiday party season I will tell you a short one that ended a person’s career. Hopefully it will serve as a lesson. T’was the week before Christmas and a fog had settled down on Santa’s head. Santa in …

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Office parties and nonexempt employees

In addition to the post yesterday about holiday pay I thought I would address the issue of holiday parties since many of you may be having a holiday party this year Here is some quick advice on holiday parties and pay when dealing with non-exempt employees. Do employees have to attend? Most holiday parties are …

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Paying for Holiday Parties

  As we come into the holiday season may of you may be having a holiday party this year Here is some quick advice on holiday parties and pay. Do employees have to attend? Most holiday parties are voluntary, but not always. There are occasions where an employee is either required to attend or it …

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Holiday Party Horror

There is no shortage of blog posts and news stories about what companies should do about holiday parties.There are some stories about employees feeling that parties are inappropriate in “tough times.” I think part of that depends on whether a company is experiencing tough times. Not all companies are. Some companies have actually been doing well. I know of …

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