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Holiday Headaches: How to Avoid Pay, Discrimination, Harassment, and Other Compliance Conundrums

Holiday Headaches: How to Avoid Pay, Discrimination, Harassment, and Other Compliance Conundrums

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Holiday Headaches: How to Avoid Pay, Discrimination, Harassment, and Other Compliance Conundrums

Live Webinar: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: You will learn how to address the myriad issues that arise when factoring in the holidays at work—from premium pay to workplace safety at parties, maintaining an inclusive working environment, and more.


How do you handle holiday decorations at in the workplace without becoming susceptible to a discrimination claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Is giving your employees a gift card to the local supermarket for a Thanksgiving turkey considered taxable income?

And, what about if your organization decides to host a party? Is attendance required? And, if so, what are the legal ramification and risks automatically placed on your company? But, if it’s optional, are you still vulnerable to claims? The short answer is: yes.

Don’t find yourself in a situation where you’re asking “so, now what should we do” to deal with an inebriated employee or guest of the holiday soiree. Or, worse, find yourself having to explain to company leadership why you didn’t do “that thing” that could have protected the company from liability if religious discrimination, harassment, pay, or other claims arise.

Join us for this in-depth webinar on October 29 for legal perspectives on pay, harassment, discrimination, and other issues related to holiday parties. Our presenter, a skilled labor and employment attorney, will guide your decision-making with practical tips on the legal risks to avoid to make the holidays a happy—and legally compliant—time of year.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Determine if you should allow holiday decorations, and how to address a situation when an employee claims the workplace isn’t being inclusive enough
  • Evaluate whether it’s worth it to host a holiday party and what your organization’s legal risks could be in that case—and what you can do before, during, and after the party to minimize those risks, by answering questions like:
  • Will the party be onsite during work hours or offsite at another venue?    
    • Will alcohol be served and how will reduce the risk of employees or their guests becoming intoxicated?
    • What automatically happens when you “require” attendance
  • Properly calculate pay so that paid holidays are properly accounted for on paychecks
  • Determine whether gift cards are taxable income
  • Reiterate the right provisions of your employee handbook ahead of any holiday or other work-related social gatherings
  • Ensure that work-related social gatherings don’t violate religious discrimination laws, ignore religious or medical dietary needs, or fail to provide access to accommodate guests with disabilities
  • Reduce the risk of sexual harassment and stop behavior that veers over the line
  • Manage the responsibility of assisting an inebriated guest in getting home
  • Enforce the call-in and attendance policy when the day after a holiday gathering leaves the organization short-staffed
  • And much more!

About Your Presenter

Micah DawsonMicah D. Dawson, Esq.
Attorney
Fisher Phillips

Micah Dawson is an attorney in the Fisher Phillips Denver office and advises employers on how to comply with a range of state and federal regulations and develop the best corporate practices. He has significant experience representing clients with regard to employment litigation and traditional labor matters. Dawson has represented national and international employers in state and federal courts across the country and successfully tried cases in both jury and bench proceedings. He also represents veterans on a pro bono basis and has successfully appealed claims before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Federal Circuit. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School in 2010.  He earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago in 2007.