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Paying For Your Own Uniform? I Think Not…

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 5, 2006

California law states that for those of you in the private sector who are required by your employer to wear uniforms, such uniforms must be paid for and maintained by your employer. This rule does not apply to government workers.

Most California Industrial Wage Commission (IWC) wage orders state that “When uniforms are required by the employer to be worn by the employee as a condition of employment, such uniforms shall be provided and maintained by the employer. The term ‘uniform’ includes wearing apparel and accessories of distinctive design or color.’”

Are you paying for, and maintaining (i.e., paying for the bill at the dry cleaners) your own uniforms? Comments?


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