Time off to Vote

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Aug 31, 2009 4:39 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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.
The Employment Law Post has a summary of State Time Off to Vote laws

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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posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Aug 31, 2009 4:39 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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