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  • Mandatory Uniforms CO.- Employer not paying

    I work at a hospital where we have all been recently told we are going to mandatory uniforms of all the same color. In the next sentence we were told -no we will not be giving an allowance for this. When I looked up the labor law I only found a rather vague statement about this, implying the employer has to pay for any required uniform that is a condition of employment. Does anyone know more about this?

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    It depends on what the uniform consists of. If everyone has to wear khakis and a black polo shirt, your employer doesn't have to pay for that because you can wear that other places than just to work. But if you have to wear something with the company logo embroidered on it, or something of that nature, then your employer is required to pay for it.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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      No company logo, but they are scrubs in a particular color. Which is forcing many of us to go buy new scrubs. I don't think scrubs count as 'street wear'... I also heard there is a difference if our hospital is state or privately funded?


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        Required Uniforms in Arizona

        I am in Arizona and our hospital just started requiring us to buy a specific brand of uniform with the company logo embroidered on it. Does anyone know if this is legal in Arizona?


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