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Office Parties: When Good Times Turn Bad - Are Employers Liable?

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bob Gregg


Webinar Description

Office parties are fun. They boost morale. They can also go over the line and result in company and personal liability. Holiday parties have ended up in court on issues of drunken driving, assault and battery, sexual harassment, racial and even religious discrimination. There have been findings of personal liability for HR Managers and CEOs. For instance, a supervisor was named as a defendant in an action brought by employees who demanded pay for time that the management thought was nonpaid socializing, and a company executive was found personally liable for having helped a drunk employee get into his car where he then injured others. The best way to address these unwanted consequences is not to cancel events, but to understand what safeguards you can put in place ahead of time in order to minimize the possibility of any unintended consequences.


This program explores “the line” between a good time and liability. What should you be aware of to protect your company and yourself?





Continuing HRCI Credit Information

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This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing Legal Education Credit Information

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.

CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779, x104.



This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.