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Uniform deduction law cleaned up (new law)

Published (5/29/2009)
By Kris Berggren
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A practice already in place between auto dealers and employees regarding the cost of some workers’ uniform cleaning and maintenance will be codified in state law.

Car dealers and some employees’ unions have agreed that service employees’ uniforms are picked up, cleaned and returned to the workplace as part of their collective bargaining agreement. The law “allows that practice codified in their collective bargaining agreement to continue,” said Rep. Jim Davnie (DFL-Mpls), who sponsors the law with Sen. David Tomassoni (DFL-Chisholm).

Employers may deduct up to $25 per month from employee wages for the uniform maintenance expense. The amount deducted is not subject to reimbursement upon the employee’s termination.

The law takes effect Aug. 1, 2009.

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