Casual is OK – But Leave the flip flops at the Beach.

By at 12 June, 2008, 9:00 am

It seems like summer is finally here which means summer dress codes will be an effect at most workplaces.  Here at the State Bar Wisconsin, we not only have a dress code but we also have a casual Monday policy.  Like most employers, it is sometimes necessary for us to remind employees that certain items of clothing are inappropriate due to the fact that they may be too revealing, present an image that is unacceptable for a professional membership organization or are inappropriate in other ways. 

Standard issues include clothes that expose too much skin, are more appropriate for a day at the beach or cleaning the garage rather than an office environment, or that are too short. We also had to deal with the issue of flip-flops and did so by banning them entirely, although sandals are allowed.

Interestingly enough, WeComply in cooperation with the Association of Corporate Counsel has created what it calls an “Ethicall” that it says is “a two-minute phone message on the do's and don’ts of summer attire for your company's employees.” You can check the phone call and the script out here.

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