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Christmas parties: avoid a legal hangover

The ‘silly’ season can quickly head south. Join this free session to help ensure your festive season is trouble-free.

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Christmas parties are a fun way to reward staff and celebrate the end of another year. But sometimes the ‘silly’ season can quickly head south. Getting people together away from their normal workspace - particularly if you add alcohol to the mix - can be a recipe for trouble if you're not careful. And when staff behave badly, parties can turn into a legal nightmare for employers.

Join this free session to help ensure your festive season is trouble-free. Senior Associate Sam Cahill, from Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, will explain what can go wrong, how to reduce risks and what to do if employees misbehave.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The essential policies your business needs
  • How to avoid incidents occuring
  • What can and cannot be enforced by employers at offsite events
  • What to do when things don't work out
Sam Cahill

Sam Cahill

Senior Associate, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors (ABLA)

Sam joined ABLA in 2018 and has over eight years of experience advising and assisting organisations with various employment matters, including workplace relations and employment law.

Phil Parisis

Phil Parisis

General Manager Product | My Business

A creative and results-driven professional, Phil has a genuine passion for harnessing the latest technology to build solutions that meet the needs of Australian businesses via the development, management and maintenance of innovative strategic processes.

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