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Should Hooters Waitresses Have to Pay For Their Own Uniforms?

Hooters is one of the rare establishments where the workers' uniforms are more famous than the food. In some states, employees are required to cover the bill for their orange outfits, but New York isn't one of those places. That's why two New York women are suing Hooters for forcing them to buy their own work wardrobes.

Gina Rosati and Amy Frederick say Hooters required them to buy the getup, and their lawyer says it's against state law to make employees purchase anything other than street clothes. The total for each uniform is $19.45, broken down below. What do you think; should the ladies be responsible for the job-related expenses?

  • $5.45 for orange hot pants
  • $6 for the Hooters embellished tank top
  • $3.25 for a pouch
  • $2.50 for "suntan" pantyhose
  • $2.25 for thick white socks
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