Noted Duane Morris Employment Partner Jonathan A. Segal Writes on Holiday Party Pitfalls for Employers

Nov 21, 2011, 19:04 ET from Duane Morris LLP

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a Bloomberg Businessweek article published on November 15, Duane Morris partner Jonathan Segal provides tips to employers for planning and executing company holiday parties while minimizing legal complications.

In the piece, Segal suggests proper names for such events and addresses whom to invite, whether alcohol should be served and how employers can minimize risks associated with serving it. He also notes the importance of efforts to prevent sexual harassment and provide an inclusive atmosphere through party decorations, and encourages employers not to pressure employees to attend holiday events.

Based in Philadelphia, Segal is a member of Duane Morris' Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group. His practice focuses on preventive counseling, training and policy development, privileged audits, employment agreements and manuals, traditional labor issues, adversarial proceedings and government investigations. Recognized by Human Resource Executive Magazine as among the country's top 100 employment lawyers, he is also the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute.

Segal will serve as speaker at a webinar on this topic entitled "Most Wonderful Time of the Year....If You Are Not An Employer," which will take place on November 30 at 11:00 a.m. For more details, please visit the Duane Morris Institute website.

To view the full text of the article, please visit the Bloomberg Businessweek website.

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