Health and Safety Resource

​December 2017

I have to work outside two or three days each week during the winter. Does my employer have to pay for my winter clothing?

No. Employers are not required to pay for ordinary clothing, skin creams, or other items used solely for protection from weather, such as winter coats, jackets, gloves, parkas, rubber boots, hats, raincoats, ordinary sunglasses, and sunscreen. 

See 437-002-0134(4)(d)(C)​