If you are an employer and you are making over-the-counter medication available to your employees in the workplace, you may be setting yourself up for potentially serious liability. While you might think providing your employees with an over-the-counter pain killer or cold medicine is simply a nice thing to do, you could end up paying dearly for the convenience you are providing. This is because there is a risk of allergies to medications or the chance medications get mixed up or mishandled. If an employee were to suffer an unfortunate reaction to medication supplied by an employer, the employer may be held responsible for the accident or mishap. For more information on potential liability for providing medicine to employees or for any other labor or employment law questions, contact an attorney in your area today.