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Employees Entitled to Three Consecutive Hours to Vote in Canada’s Federal Election

The federal election will take place on Monday, October 19, 2015. The Canada Elections Act (the "Act") requires employers to give employees who are qualified electors time off work so that they can vote. A qualified elector...more

Special Budget Edition: North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review

In the early morning hours of September 30, 2015, the House and Senate gave final sign off on the Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 721, Adjournment Resolution. The resolution ended the “long” session, which began in January of...more

April 17, 2015 NC Legislative Update

Legislators are back in Raleigh after a week off and it doesn’t look like anything has changed after the extra time they were given to reflect on the session. Just as we’ve seen before: - There’s a new bill that would...more

Public Officials and Agencies: To Campaign or Not to Campaign?

California law allows public agencies to expend public money and resources to educate voters on matters included on an upcoming election ballot. State law does not permit using public money or resources to advocate on behalf...more

Primary Elections & Voter Leave Laws: How Much Time Off Does an Employee Get To Vote?

With primary elections around the corner, employers are wondering what their obligations are with respect to providing employees time off to vote. Although there is no federal law that requires employers to give employees...more

Do We Have To Drive Them To the Polls Too?

A lot of employers are surprised when I tell them that they have to give employees time off to vote if the employee requests it. Indeed, California law provides that, not less than 10 days before every statewide election,...more

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