Dec 4, 2017

Companies cut back on booze at post-Weinstein holiday parties

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Photo: Andres Kudacki / AP

Office holiday parties get a makeover amid scandals, per AP Business Writer Marley Jay:

  • There will be less booze at many. Some companies will have party monitors, keeping an eye out for inappropriate behavior.
  • Don't hang mistletoe, the National Federation of Independent Businesses say in an annual warning.
  • Only 49% of companies plan to serve alcohol at their holiday events. Last year that was 62%, the highest number in the decade the firm has run its survey. The number had been going up each year as the economy improved.
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