Don’t Forget “Time Off to Vote” Obligations

The general election is November 6, 2018. Employers must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election.

If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a statewide election, the employee may take up to two hours of working time to vote without loss of pay. If the employee needs more than two hours to vote, he or she can take it — but only two hours is paid.

The time off must be taken at the beginning or end of the regular working shift, whichever gives the employee the most free time for voting and the least time off from working. You and the employee may mutually agree to a different part of the working shift when the time off can be taken. The employee must notify you at least two working days in advance to arrange a voting time.

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Any time questions come up about employment compliance, it is essential that you can lean on the experience that comes from an HR professional. This advice can be invaluable to help you avoid common mistakes that could hurt your company.

If you need HR advice for your company, then Cahue Enterprises is here to assist. Call any time to learn about the services that we provide: (951) 760-2870

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2019 New Laws:

    • Leave of Absence and Benefits
    • Hiring Practices
    • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Protections
    • Salary and Hourly Wage
  • Workplace Health/Safety and Workers’Compensation

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