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Employee Voter Laws and Your Business

Posted by: on October 28, 2016 in employee relations


voting As Election Day rapidly approaches, it is important to remind and encourage your employees to vote. Currently more than half of all states require companies to provide paid time off for their employees; California being one of them.

Here are some important facts on California’s ‘Time Off to Vote’ notices to communicate to your employees:


• The employer must give their employees 10 days notice before the election day
• The notice must be posted somewhere in the workplace or in a place that is easily seen by employees
• California polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
• Employees are to be given as much time as they need to vote, but a maximum of two hours will be paid
• Employees are only eligible for paid time off if they cannot accommodate voting hours because of their work schedule
• Employees may only take time off at the beginning or end of their scheduled shift to go vote
• Employers may require their employees to give an advance notice that will need the time off to vote


Contact your Emplicity human resource consultant with any questions at 1-877-476-2339. You may also view additional information at the elections and voter information website.