With primary elections around the corner, employers are wondering what their obligations are with respect to providing employees time off to vote. Although there is no federal law that requires employers to give employees time off to vote in elections, an employer’s obligation in this regard varies by state law. To date, thirty-one states have voter leave laws. Some states require employers to provide paid voting leave. To get paid, employees might have to provide advance notice to their employers of their need for time off and proof from their voting places that they cast their ballots. Further, certain states require employers to post notice of employee voting rights before every election. Read on to find out what the law is in your state.

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