DC law requires all employers to give requesting employees at least two hours of paid leave to vote in person if the employee would have been scheduled to work during the time that leave is required. Employers can specify the hours that employees take leave including by requiring that the leave be during early voting or at the beginning or end of working hours. Employers must also post a notice of employees’ right to time off to vote in this November election. The notice must be posted conspicuously at all sites where employees report to work and on the employers’ website, if applicable.
Other states have similar laws. If you have any questions about voting leave laws, please contact us.