Voting Leave Policy
Author: Meryl Gutterman, formerly of Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC
When to Use
Many states require that private employers allow employees time off to vote. Time off requirements vary, generally from one to three consecutive hours in a work day. Employers should have a voting leave policy to set forth how long and when an employee may take time off to vote, and establish what type of notice and verification is required of the employee. Once election time draw near, employers should remind their employees of this policy and should distribute a copy to employees electronically or by printed copy.