If the cost of purchasing, renting, or maintaining a required uniform would reduce an employee's wage below the minimum hourly rate in any workweek, you must reimburse the employee to the extent of the deficiency.
Time for cleaning uniforms. The federal government assumes that if you require employees to wear a uniform, they spend one hour per week cleaning them. Therefore, you have to pay them for an additional hour of work per week, unless you and your employees establish a different arrangement.
If, however, the uniform is the type of clothing that can be washed with
other personal garments, you don't have to pay the extra hour per week. So we
recommend that if you have uniforms, make sure they're not of the "dry
clean only" type.