Labor quiz for the week of September 15, 2014

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This Week's Quiz: Some employers establish a “dress code” for their workforce, requiring that workers wear, for example, collared white shirts with black pants.  Others may require a uniform.  The tax code allows deducting the cost and upkeep of work clothes if you are required to wear them as a condition of employment AND: the clothing requires dry cleaning;  the employer specifies the color of the clothing; the clothing is made of polyester; the clothing is not suitable for every day wear.  Click here and you could be next week's winner of a labor music CD!

Previous Quiz: According to a recent Gallup survey, full-time salaried workers in the U.S. put in how many hours a week: 37.5; 41; 47; 49; 52.  Answer: According to a recent Gallup survey, full-time salaried workers in the U.S. put in an average of 49 hours per week.  Half of salaried workers reported working 50 or more hours each week.  Congrats to Julie Windsor of IAMAW, Upper Marlboro, MD, this week's quiz (and labor music CD) winner!