Know Your Risks Before You Make Your Bracket

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT) -- March Madness, Super Bowl and Fantasy Football pools have become ingrained in the American workplace. Managers, supervisors and even human resources professionals often participate in such pools and can easily identify winners of previous pools.

Many employees and employers view betting pools as harmless fun; however, permitting such activities creates a wide range of risks for employers, from productivity loss to discrimination and disability issues and even criminal penalties. These risks are often overlooked because no one wants to be the spoilsport. Before turning a blind eye or participating in the pool, here are a few risks with which employers should...

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