There are alot of stories that provide guidance on how to conduct your party. Jon Hyman, of the Ohio Employer's Law Blog, wrote a post called 7 Tips for a safe workplace holiday party. Like Jon I don't think companies should avoid parties just because of the possibility that something might happen that could cause some problems. There are two of Jon's tips that I think are very good ones.
- Normal work rules and standards apply to holiday parties. As a subtle reminder, consider holding an anti-harassment refresher in anticipation of the party.
- Designate one or more managers or supervisors to refrain from drinking and monitor the party for over-consumption.