If an employer requires an employee to wear a uniform or special clothing, the employer must provide, clean and maintain it at no cost to the employee.
- Special clothing is clothing that is easily identified with the employer. For example, clothing with a company logo or unique company colours.
- Special clothing includes a requirement to wear the garments that the business is currently selling. A dress code (no jeans, no cut-offs, dark clothing, business casual) is not a uniform.
- Employers and employees can agree that the employer will reimburse employees for cleaning and maintaining special clothing.
- Personal safety equipment required by the Workers’ Compensation Board is not considered special clothing unless the equipment also associates the wearer with the image or identity of the employer.
Reprinted from http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/esaguide/#2Tags: employment law