With the onset of warmer weather and longer days, an employer may want to permit employees to dress a little bit more casually and comfortably. However, an employer should be sure to implement a comprehensive policy that clearly addresses summer attire and the employer's expectations.
A new handbook statement has been added and the table of contents has been updated in the Utah employee handbook as a result of an amendment to the Utah Antidiscrimination Act requiring an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related conditions, effective May 10, 2016.
As a result of new amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation prevention policy requirements, two new handbook statements have been added and three handbook statements have been removed.
Several handbook statements have been updated in the District of Columbia and New Hampshire employee handbooks as a result of legal developments. In addition, a Dual-Use Device Users handbook statement has been added.
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