Adopting a Summer Dress Code Policy or Dress Down Day is an inexpensive way to boost employee morale. Having such a policy allows employees to work comfortably and can also attract employees by serving as a symbol that the employer cares about the well-being and happiness of its employees.
However, all casual clothing is not suitable for the workplace, so it is important to strictly detail what will and will not be tolerated. Employers should not let infractions go unnoticed at the risk of undermining the entire policy. The more detail that the employer can include in its policy, the less problems that the employer will face when seeking to enforce it. Supervisors will have an easier time enforcing the policy and employees will know exactly what they can and cannot wear.
This is a model dress code policy, which should be further tailored to fit your specific needs.
The model policy includes:
Author: Jason Habinsky, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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