Under New Hampshire law, any garment with a logo or having a distinctive design must be provided at no cost to the employee. If the employee does not return the uniform after employment is terminated, an employer may not make a deduction from the final wages of the employee (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 275:48).
An employer may not deduct any portion of an employee's wages unless the employee has authorized the deduction in writing for a lawful purpose for the employee's benefit (such as installment payments on legitimate loans made by the employer to the employee; union dues; health, welfare, pension, and apprenticeship fund contributions; voluntary contributions to charities; housing and utilities; voluntary rental fees for nonrequired clothing; voluntary cleaning of uniforms and nonrequired clothing; payments into savings funds held by someone other than the employer; voluntary contributions to a cafeteria plan or flexible benefit plan; voluntary payments for child care by a licensed childcare provider; voluntary parking fees; contributions to a political action committee; and, for hospital employees only, pharmaceutical, gift shop, and cafeteria items purchased on-site at the hospital).