Time off to Vote
Most state's laws require employers to give employees time off to vote. These laws vary among states, particularly with respect to the following:
- Whether the time off is paid or not;
- Whether the employee must provide advance notice to the employer;
- Whether they are coordinated with absentee and early voting laws; and
- The consequences of a violation of the law by the employer.
If a state's law prohibits discharge or discipline for voting but does not provide the employee an individual right to file suit, the law may form the basis of a public policy wrongful discharge claim.
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