As the 2016 U.S. presidential election draws near, employers should be prepared to handle requests from employees for time off from work to vote on Election Day, which is Nov. 8, 2016.
Federal law does not require employers to provide their employees with time off to vote. However, many states have voting leave laws that allow employees to take time off to vote in certain circumstances.
The specifics vary by state, but many of these voting leave laws:
Employers should be aware of the state voting leave laws that apply to them and be prepared to comply with any applicable requirements.