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2014 Midterm Elections: An Employer's DO's and DON'Ts

With the 2014 midterm elections coming up on Tuesday, employers may be grappling with election-related issues, such as employee requests for time off to vote and/or participate in political activities, as well as co-worker...more

New York’s Voting Leave Law and Posting Requirements for the Mid-Term Election

Federal midterm and statewide elections are scheduled in New York State on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. As such, employers must ensure that they comply with New York’s voting leave law. Under N.Y. Election Law § 3-110(1),...more

California’s Voting Leave Law: Employers’ Obligations as Election Day Approaches

As Election Day quickly approaches, California employers are reminded that the state voting leave law allows employees to take time off to vote in a statewide election....more

Employee Voting Rights: What Employers Need to Know

With the general election less than a week away, Minnesota employers need to be mindful of the state’s voting rights leave law. ...more

A Primer on Voting Leave Requirements: Are You Ready for the Mid-Term Elections?

General elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. This mid-term election will see all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate up for grabs. In addition, numerous...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

Get Out the Vote! A Reminder to Employers Regarding Mandatory Time Off for Voting

Employers should not be fooled into thinking that voting leave issues arise solely in presidential election years. Indeed, with the recent shutdown of the federal government, and the seemingly insurmountable impasse in...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

Ohio Employers Have to Give Employees Time off to Vote, But Whether They Get Paid—Depends

It’s election season again, and that means that Ohioans will once again take to the polls. But, as an Ohio employer, do you need to allow your employees to take time off from work to vote? Yes....more

It’s Election Time! A Reminder Regarding New York’s Voting Leave Law

With the general election fast approaching on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, now is the time for employers to ensure that they comply with New York’s voting leave law. Employers should be especially mindful that New York law...more

Changes in the Minnesota “Time Off to Vote” Statute

Minnesota employers should know that Minnesota’s “Voting Time Off” statute (section 204C.04) has changed since the last presidential election. Previously, employees who were eligible to vote were allowed up to two hours of...more

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