Workplace Word - Get Out the Vote! A Reminder to Employers Regarding Mandatory Time Off for Voting
by David P. Williams
Key topics in this issue of the Workplace Word include:
- Employers should encourage their employees to vote, but may need to provide time off to do so, even in off-year elections;
- Most states require employers to provide at least some accommodation to their employees who wish to vote but have difficulty doing so because of their work schedule; and
- In certain circumstances, employers may be required to give paid leave to employees who wish to vote.