Monday, November 1, 2010

Time Off to Vote? - Employee Voting Rights

There are quite a few elections taking place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. You may have been subjected to numerous robo-calls or seen the political ads on TV. Some states have laws mandating that employers provide leave for employees to vote, and sometimes this leave must be paid.

John Phillips of The Word on Employment law blog has kindly provided a post on Employee Voting Rights - Survey of the Law in 50 States. It's a 50 state survey of voting rights laws and a valuable resource. For my Pennsylvania readers, I'll spare you the suspense and inform you that Mr. Phillips lists Pennsylvania as: "There is no state law regarding employee time off to vote."

Happy Voting!

Posted by Philip Miles, an employment lawyer with McQuaide Blasko in State College, Pennsylvania.