If a client requires that I wear steel toe shoes on their property, is my employer required to pay that expense?

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If a client requires that I wear steel toe shoes on their property, is my employer required to pay that expense?

If a client of my employer has specific requirements to wear safety shoes that are not part of a regularly required uniform is my employer required to pay that expense?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

No, your employer is not required to pay for the steel-toed shoes. Employers can require that employees foot the cost, so to speak, of any clothing and equipment which is necessary for the position generally or a specific job or client in particular. For example, it's clearly necessary for many jobs that an employee have a cell phone so he or she can be reached, or a watch or other way of telling time, but employers don't have to buy these things for their employees. Similarly, if you need to have steel-toed shoes, the employer does not need to buy them for you.


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