Dress Code Policy
Author: Jason Habinsky, Haynes & Boone
When to Use
The employer's dress code policy should be included in the employee handbook and distributed to all employees upon commencement of employment. Employees should be required to acknowledge in writing that they have received and understand the dress code policy. This will ensure that they comply with the policy and that no employees claim that they did not understand what was included in the policy.
Before creating a dress code policy, an employer should think about the image that it seeks to project because the manner in which employees dress will impact that image. Some employers may want to adopt a business casual dress code policy, while others may want employees to wear traditional business clothing at all times.