In many restaurants and other retail businesses, employees are required wear uniforms.  Who covers the costs to buy, clean and maintain a work uniform? Here are the rules for Alberta.

Employers are allowed to charge employees for cost of purchasing, cleaning and maintaining a uniform, as long as it does not reduce the employee’s wage below minimum wage.  Employers may not deduct more than cost of uniform. Employee must provide written authorization for specific amount to be deducted.

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