Transportation can be an issue for employers regardless of whether alcohol is being served at the holiday party. In any event, when it comes to transportation, here are some tips employers can follow:
*Remind employees not to drive if they intend to drink.
*Provide alternative transportation options for all employees at company expense.
*Consider using a car service or a shuttle service.
*Encourage the use of prearranged designated drivers or public transportation.
*Any employee who appears to be intoxicated should be provided with a ride home. Inform employees, in advance of the party, that they will not be allowed to drive if they appear intoxicated.
* Invite employees’ spouses and partners to attend the party, to encourage the availability of designated drivers.