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Halloween How-To's

Magazine article HRMagazine

Halloween How-To's

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Halloween is supposed to be harmless fun, but allowing costumes at work is, at best, a tricky treat for employers. For those planning a celebration, employment attorney Steve Miller of Chicago-based law firm Fisher & Phillips, suggests that you:

Communicate costume guidelines in advance. "Remind [employees] they're still at work, they still have to act professionally," Miller says. Include examples of inappropriate costumes and those that pose safety hazards.

Be sensitive to subtleties. Political costumes and those depicting other cultures or religions-dressing as a Native American or as a priest or nun, for example-could be considered disrespectful.

Reflect on previous Halloweens. If you've allowed costumes before and most workers did not participate, this practice might not fit the company culture. …

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