So, I’ve warned you about the dangers of Halloween and the holiday party, when it comes to employment-related lawsuits.

Often overlooked, however, is the day for lovers — Valentine’s Day. 

There are, of course, a few of you who are scratching your head and thinking "How can that be? it’s a holiday full of love

It’s Friday before Christmas and all through the workplace, not a creature was working, not even the boss.
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But around offices today, many bosses are thinking to themselves "I need to get a gift for my secretary/assistant/staff!".  From an employment law perspective this is yet another minefield waiting to be discovered. 

Here are a few