0:02 Today’s topic is the office dress code.
0:27 Dress for Success: 3 Do’s and Don’ts for Workplace Dress Codes.
0:34 Even “dress-down” Fridays have given way to an era in which “business casual” attire is generally acceptable every day in many offices.
0:50 You can’t always leave it up to your employees’ good judgment.
1:03 You might consider implementing a dress code.
1:19 Here are a few Do’s to keep in mind when implementing a dress code.
1:24 communicate the dress code in a clear and unambiguous manner.
1:35 Articulate your company’s desired image and offer suggestions of acceptable attire.
1:40 Specify when formal business attire is required.
1:50 Explain how the policy will be enforced.
1:54 Don’t single out specific groups of employees.
2:10 Your dress code cannot treat employees less favorably because of: national origin, religious practices, and disability.
2:57 If you require your employees to pay for their own uniforms, that cost can’t reduce their pay below the federal minimum wage or cut into overtime pay.
3:30 As you draft your company’s dress code, it’s a good idea to consult with an employment law attorney.
3:49 For more information on dress codes and policies, check out the U.S. Small Business Administration website at www.sba.gov.
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