A “uniform” is defined as wearing apparel and accessories of distinctive design or color. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has long maintained that clothing that is standard in the industry and can be worn from one job to the next is not considered a uniform and does not need to be provided to employees. For example, you need not supply nurses white uniforms and black-and-white uniforms for food servers because these clothes are standard in their industries and can be used from one job to the next.1

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