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• Some Walmart employees are upset by a new dress code established by the company, which requires store employees to wear a collared shirt and a vest.

The Huffington Post describes the new mandate this way: "Under the new code, workers will have to a wear a collared blue or white shirt and black or khaki pants, along with a Walmart vest the company will provide. Employees can use clothes they already own or buy new clothes anywhere they want, but they have to pay for the shirts and pants out of their own pockets."

The story says that employees say they simply don't have the money to lay out for new clothes, and object to Walmart making demands that seem insensitive to employees' financial issues.
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