The safest recommendation is, of course, to skip the alcohol altogether. Indeed, very few complaints stem from holiday parties that did not involve the consumption of alcohol. However, if you choose to permit alcohol to be served (in strict moderation) at a company sponsored event, as most employers do, here are some ways in which you can minimize your potential liability:
*Retain outside service providers to handle all alcohol and bartending duties
*Instruct bartenders to cut off service to employees who appear to be intoxicated.