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Employers are only required to reimburse for the cost of uniforms if the clothes are not clothes that the employee can wear outside of work. A plan pair of black pants or a black shirt can be worn outside of work and so an employer would not have an obligation to reimburse for that. But even if these clothes could not be worn anywhere outside of work, your employer is not forcing you to buy a second set. So regardless, you can be forced to pay for the cost of a second, optional set.
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