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In the retail business? Make sure your employee expectations are in check

Are you in the retail business? Do you like your staff to be at the forefront of the latest trends?

Being trendy is one thing but if you require your team to wear in-season clothing or accessories from your store, do you need to provide it or is it a cost they bear in order to keep their job?

Our resident HR expert, Lisa has the answer.

“If you require your staff to wear clothing or other items from your store, it should be provided to them or the business should reimburse them for the purchase.

If you give your team a staff discount, it doesn’t mean that they have to buy items from work. Employees cannot be asked to spend their money on clothing or other items in order to keep their job.”

Need some HR help? Contact Lisa on (07) 4638 3599 or fill in our online form for a free, one-hour, no-obligation HR business consultation.

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