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Video: Paid Voting Leave and Posting Requirements Under New York's Election Law

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My name is Marisa Sandler, welcome to today's HRMinute. With Election Day coming up, New York employers should be mindful of their obligations under New York's election law. Under the law, New York employees who are registered voters may take up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time outside of their working hours to vote, which means they don't have four consecutive hours while the polls are open outside of work-time to vote. Time taken off to vote must be at the beginning or end of a working shift unless a mutually agreed otherwise. However, employers have the right to designate when employees may take such time off to vote. Employees who do need the time off to vote must notify their employer between two and 10 working days before an election. In addition, employers must post a notice of the provisions of New York's election law in their workplace not less than 10 working days before an election. Employers operating with remote employees should consider posting this notice via email. Marisa Sandler, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt.

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10.21.2020  |  PUBLICATION: HRMinute  |  TOPICS: Employment

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