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In the contemporary workplace, a uniform can be anything from industrial-strength overalls to designer fashions, or merely a knit shirt bearing a company logo. The law doesn't stand in the way of any dress code policy. In fact, the tax law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) do not prohibit employers from requiring workers to wear uniforms on the job. But both laws have specific rules that must be followed when employers establish a standard uniform policy. Here are some key points to keep in mind:
Even if company policy requires employee uniforms, employers have no legal obligation to provide those uniforms or to reimburse for their …