Uniform Allowance

May 1, 2006

I'm thinking of giving my staff a clothing allowance for uniforms. How much is reasonable?

Question: I'm thinking of giving my staff a clothing allowance for uniforms. How much is reasonable?

Answer: If you don't want to hassle with ordering uniforms for employees yourself, offer to reimburse your staff anywhere from $150 to $250 per year for clothing. This is a straight business expense for you, and it also allows your staff some freedom of choice since they can spend the money on the styles and colors they prefer.