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Time to Vote!

Election Day (November 3, 2020) is upon us or already here for those of you voting by mail! The Chauvel & Glatt team (pictured above) encourages everyone to get out and VOTE!

Reminder, Employers are required to provide all employees who do not have sufficient time to vote outside of working hours, up to 2 paid hours off to vote in statewide elections. Employers can provide time off either before the beginning of an employee’s shift, or at the end, whichever allows the most amount of free time for voting and the least amount of time off from an employee’s regular working shift. Employers should coordinate schedules with their employees in advance to ensure that all your business needs and operations are covered for Election Day!

In addition to providing time off to vote, employers are required to post a notice advising their employees of their right to time off to vote at least 10 days before a statewide election. The California Secretary of State has provided employers with a sample Time Off To Vote Notice that employers can post in a location where it can be seen by employees as they enter or exit the workplace to be compliant.

For more information on your legal obligations as an employer during elections or any other civic duty, please contact that employer lawyers at Chauvel & Glatt.

Photo credit: Jeff Bartee

The material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute, legal advice or promise similar outcomes.  For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.


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