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    Is there a labor law that states that your employer has to provided your uniforms. If so where is it and where can i get a copy of it? We have to wear uniforms mandated by our company. The employees would like to change uniforms but the director does not want to change. If they don't pay for them do we have to wear the ones that they want or can we go with out own?

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    ok lets get a little more technical. I am a paramedic and we have to wear set unifroms. We have to buy our uniform shirts. They are very hot and not comfortable. They have our service patch on them and a national patch on them along with our name badge times two and uniform badge. I just don't think this is right. If we have to buy our own shirts and patches we should at least get to wear something that is comfortable. We also have set pants to wear as well.

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      traumaman - I am going to combine your 2nd thread (which you posted under another poster's thread from 2005) with your 1st thread. They more or less go together anyway.
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        If your director doesn't want to change, you can't force them to. Have you presented other options that are more comfortable and still meet the requirements?

        Alabama doesn't have any wage and hour laws of their own and default to federal. Federal law does not require the employer pay for required uniforms. If any part of the uniform can be worn as street wear, it is not a bona fide uniform component, likely the pants and maybe the shoes.
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          The following factsheet discusses the federal rules on uniforms.
          http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs16.pdf
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