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Pleated skirts and polyester polo’s are no longer for school aged students. Uniforms in the workplace are effective in branding a company. According to Entrepenaur.com it is a profitable and affordable tool to market a business. It allows a customer to see the business at any occasion.
Uniforms distinguish the staff from the clients. It gives a company the image of neatness, consistency, professionalism and instantaneous recognition. A uniform can give clients the impression that a company is well established and reliable.
Uniforms create a sense of unity while encouraging the feeling of equality among staff. It is a strong representation of an organized workforce.
Uniforms are used to identify an individual or group, in the workplace this is a perfect tool to set apart a company from the rest.
The U.S. Department of Labor Wages and Hour Division have specific law requirements to protect the employee and employer in regards to uniform cost and maintenance. Each state has their own set of legal requirements outside the federal regulations. An example of the nature of the federal regulations is:
“The FLSA does not allow uniforms, or other items which are considered to be primarily for the benefit or convenience of the employer, to be included as wages. Thus, an employer may not take credit for such items in meeting his/her obligations toward paying the minimum wage or overtime” (FLSA).
For your own protection please check your states laws before mandating uniforms.