In this week’s Best Money Moves roundup, we take a look at news stories and new research studies that may impact employee benefits and HR issues. We hope you find this news roundup helpful, and we’d love your feedback.

As the temperatures soar, employees face a stressful question each morning: Which clothes will keep me cool without violating the office dress code?

Most employees recognize that a tank top and shorts would be a blatant office dress code violation, but can they get away with a t-shirt? What about a sleeveless dress? Can they wear sandals?

This summer, clear up the office dress code confusion before it starts. Send out a memo listing the types of attire that are appropriate and inappropriate to wear to work, and spell out the company policy for handling violations.

Read on for tips to help you handle the sometimes-awkward conversations about office dress code violations.

After many delays, the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule took effect last week. The rule requires financial advisers working with retirement plans to act in the best interest of their clients – rather than making recommendations that will earn them the highest commission. Here’s how that may impact your company’s retirement plan.

Everyone has some financial stress, but certain personal finance topics hit harder at different ages. For many millennials, debt ranks highest on the list of money stressors. What else do they worry about?

Financial wellness is the hottest employee benefit of the year. Most employers – 92 percent – say they’re at least moderately likely to focus on financial wellness benefits beyond basic retirement products in 2017. Here’s why.

A simple “thank you” has a huge impact on employee morale. A new study found that 70 percent of workers think morale would improve “massively” if managers thanked employees more, and nearly half would leave if they felt they weren’t appreciated enough.

Building a company culture takes more than just offering free lunches. While these perks can be fun, they just scratch the surface. Consider three more meaningful employee perks.

What’s the biggest threat to your employees’ retirement security? A new study found the rising cost of health care and long-term care is one of investors’ biggest concerns about funding retirement.

Memphis is the first city to help its employees tackle their student debt. The city will contribute $50 per month to the student loan accounts of any city employees who’ve worked there for at least a year.

Recruiting new employees can be hard. Putting together a job application to screen employees without violating state and federal employment laws is also difficult.  Avoid these 10 company job application mistakes.

Are your employees skipping doctor visits because they can’t pay? A quarter of respondents in a recent survey said they’ve skipped needed medical attention because of the cost. Help employees get the care they need.

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