With elections around the corner, this blog provides a refresher regarding state-specific employment law requirements relating to voting. 

  • Tomorrow (October 23, 2018): California and New York employers must conspicuously post a notice of employees' rights to take time off to vote.  New York's notice can be found here; California's notice can be found here.
  • Don't be fooled: Three states, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, hold all elections entirely by mail. So, no time off to go to the polls in these states.
  • Paid Voting Leave:  Employees in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming must be paid for voting time under certain circumstances.    

For a chart of state voting leave laws, including time off, pay, and other requirements, please click here

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