Summer Company Picnics
It’s summer time and for many companies this means company picnics and parties. Like the infamous Office Holiday Party, the company picnic can pose a number liability exposures and work comp issues for the employer. Though these events can be a great way to socialize with your staff and encourage community and camaraderie among employees, don’t forget that most injuries occurring on the way to, during or leaving from a company picnic are compensable and considered within the scope of employment.
This is not to say you shouldn’t plan one, but keep this information in mind while considering the refreshments and activities for the picnic.
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