Four Ways Employers Can Combat Workplace Gambling

Four Ways Employers Can Combat Workplace Gambling

March Madness is upon us, but there are many times of the year when gambling can creep into the workplace. Whether the betting pool is for basketball, fantasy football or even a pregnant employee’s due date, any sort of office pool for tangible gain is considered gambling and most gambling in the workplace is illegal under California law.

The risk of being fined or imprisoned for violating the gambling in the workplace law is often ignored by employers and employees, putting many California businesses at risk for penalties. Make sure you know how to combat workplace gambling and stay out of trouble.

Published November 15, 2018

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