Q: Is a police officer, who is off on 4850 time, entitled to uniform allowance for uniform upkeep and maintenance?
A: 4850 time may vary from department to department, however, in California, if an employer requires that an employee wear a uniform, the employer must pay the cost of the uniform. Labor Code Section 2802, Industrial Welfare Commission Orders, Section 9. The term "uniform" includes wearing apparel and accessories of distinctive design and color.
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