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Episode 31: State Laws Regarding Voting Leaves & Political Activities By Employees

October 31, 2019

In this episode of The Proskauer Brief, partners Harris Mufson and Evandro Gigante discuss recent updates in state laws regarding voting leaves and political activities by employees. Currently twenty-two states have laws on the books that require some form of paid voting leave for employees.  With Election Day right around the corner, New York recently changed their law so that an employee is entitled to as much time off as needed that’s going to enable that employee to vote in an election, up to which three of those hours have to be paid.  Given the wide range of laws governing employee voting and political activities, employers should review their policies to insure that they are compliant with applicable state law.