With the holiday season in full swing and many companies looking forward to once again hosting their employees for in-person holiday parties, it’s a good time to begin managing the holiday cheer. Whether your company will be hosting a formal or casual holiday get together these tips and reminders should help keep partygoers and companies out of legal hot water!

Teresa McQueen

Harassment, discrimination, and retaliatory conduct remain a concern and source of potential risk for employers. Sexual harassment also continues to be a serious area of liability with impacted employers seeing record settlements and damages awards.

The California employer’s duty to prevent harassment includes training all employees on preventing sexual harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace. Employers with five or more employees must provide:

The U.S. Department of Labor will conduct a virtual listening session for employers and their representatives to gather input about possible changes to the regulations governing the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural employment of foreign workers. DOL’s stated goals are to listen, engage the public, and hear from many voices who could be impacted by potential changes to the regulations. Separate sessions for employees and their representatives are being offered.

Jason Resnick


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