Blogs tagged in holidays


If Saint Valentine had a workplace romance policy what would it be

Saint Valentine in the Office: Managing Workplace Romances in the “Me Too” Era

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to examine the pitfalls of office romances? The “Me Too” era is still in full swing, and it is subjecting employers to more scrutiny than ever. Have you considered how to best handle offic...

Workplace romance red (heart-shaped) flags

Valentine’s Day at the Office—Keeping Cupid off the Clock

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The holiday of love. The bottom line of businesses such as flower shops and romantic restaurants may thrive on once-a-year professions of affection and attempts to woo a possible partner or current companion, but romance and ...

Super Bowl 2019 at the Office

The Employer’s Essential Guide To This Year’s Super Bowl

The matchup is now set: the Los Angeles Rams will be playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, and no doubt your employees are very much aware of the upcoming game. A good many of them will be among the estimated 110 million television viewers who will be watching, whether they are passionate f...

Workplace Christmas Quiz (this is legit and will secondarily eat up some time before you get to go home)

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the original ...

List 10 Up: Top ten holiday party tips

This blog was written and presented by Michael Schmidt at Cozen O'Connor, which authors our Pennsylvania Human Resources Manual, New York Human Resources Manual and Minnesota Human Resources Manual. You can find all of his podcasts at

Holiday party what-would-you-dos

This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers and our New Jersey Human Resources Manual. You can find the 

Save the Office Holiday Party

The primary barrier to a holiday office party is:

  1. booze
  2. dietary restrictions
  3. White Elephant gift exchange
  4. deciding who to invite: vendors/significant others/kids/pets/foreign exchange students/HR (which is why we usually plan the party) 
  5. #MeToo
  6. the boss insists on showing up
  7. money
  8. too busy

Carnac the Magnificent says – Politicussin

This blog was written by Aaron Warshaw at Ogletree Deakins, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers, Massachusetts Human Resources Manual, Colorado Human Resources Manual, and Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide. You can find the 

Depression – what can an employer do?

Depression is an illness. Depression can be treated. Depression should not be ignored.

And the holidays can carry lots of triggers: sentimental memories, loneliness, less sunlight, changes in diet/routine, alcohol at parties, end-of-year timelines at work, unrealistic expectations.

What can you, as an employer, do?

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Holiday stew – ingredients for a happy and non-litigious holiday

Holiday stew – we all have our own recipe, but the base is almost always the same: booze, mistletoe and a generous pinch of unapproved time off. And be sure you don't have enough time to prepare or clean up.

Join Gary Wheeler and Lori Mans for an hour as they provide the ingredients and know-how to help you salvage your holiday stew, including 1/2 half dry ...

Costumes, booze and the Great Pumpkin – beware the office Halloween party

This blog was written by Adam Gutmann at Cozen O'Connor, which authors our Minnesota Human Resources Manual, New York Human Resources Manual, and Pennsylvania Human Resources Manual. You can find the 

Help hiring holiday help here

This blog was written by John Monroe and Kristina Griffin at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "

Year-end or holiday incentives

Year-end or holiday incentives – you need to know the 

Holidays

The summer can bring up several employment issues, including discipline and dress code violations, but one of the biggest issues is just getting employees to show up! With holidays and vacations, warmer summer months often result in lower attendance, which can translate to a loss in productivity. Time off requests also pose a lot of administrative problems, and employers should be sure ...