German Court Rules Office Parties Are Work, Not Fun

A German court has ruled that office parties are work, not fun. Anyone who has ever attended an office party already knew that, of course.

James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. ICallMasICM says:

    As a consultant the real question is whether they’re billable.

  2. James Joyner says:

    If it’s a client’s party, I’d think so. If it’s your company’s party, probably not unless there’s some sort of “overhead” category you can charge against.

  3. Ron says:

    Obviously never been to one of our office parties.