HR Management & Compliance

Employment Law Tip: Voting Time Off Checklist

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, Californians will go to the polls to vote in the presidential primary election—and this means it’s time for California employers to brush up on their voting leave and posting compliance duties. Here’s a quick checklist you can use:

  • Have you posted information about employee voting rights at least 10 days before the election?
  • Has the employee provided you with at least two days prior notice of the need for voting leave?
  • Have you provided the employee with sufficient time off to vote?
  • Have you advised the employee that a maximum of two hours of voting leave will be paid leave?
  • If appropriate, have you advised the employee that time off must be taken at the start or end of the work shift?
  • If you require verification of the employee’s participation in voting, have you notified the employee in advance?

Additional Resources:

Time off to vote information (California Secretary of State)

Workplace Poster Chart

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