Can my employer make me pay for additional shirts even though they still have a logo on it?

My employer requires me to wear a uniform shirt with company logo on it to work. While he paid for it, I want an additional shirt so that I don’t have to do laundry so much. I thought my employer had to pay for all of my uniforms?

Asked on September 22, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, if your employer requires uniforms at work then the employer is obligated to pay for such. However, there is no requirement that the employer must pay for more than one uniform or shirt at a time as in your matter.

I suggest that you ask your employer for another shirt for work purposes citing the need to launder the one you have every day.

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