Coaching for Lawyers Law Practice Tips

Law Practice Tip #309
September 23, 2013

Include a dress code in your employee manual

A client of mine needed to figure out what to do about his employee that showed up for work in a provocative, tight, spaghetti strap top and shorts. If his employee manual addressed that concern he could have relied on that as the office standard. Without an employee manual or agreement in place, he had to figure out how to have a very uncomfortable conversation.

If your employee manual doesn't include a dress code, add one so you don't have to worry about this happening to you.

If you don't have an employee manual because you don't have any employees, the time to create one is before you hire your first employee or contractor. Even if you work in a firm, you can still have an employee standards agreement with people who report directly to you.

What should you do about your employee manual?

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