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Paid Time Off to Vote Posting Requirements for California

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Is your company aware of employer obligations to allow employees time off to vote? You may have to provide reasonable time off to vote, and up to two hours off can be paid. E-mail remote employees and/or post this poster in a conspicuous place by October 24!

If you are scheduled to be at work during that time and you do not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote at a statewide election, California law allows you to take up to two hours off to vote, without losing any pay. You may take as much time as you need to vote, but only two hours of that time will be paid. Your time off for voting can be only at the beginning or end of your regular work shift, whichever allows the most free time for voting and the least time off from your regular working shift, unless you make another arrangement with your employer.

If three working days before the election you think you will need time off to vote, you must notify your employer at least two working days prior to the election.

You can find a copy of this notice online in English here, and in other languages here.

The Grady Firm attorneys provide the following employment law services:

  1. Assistance with interpreting emergency COVID-19 legislation as it affects your business;

  2. Counsel employers on staff changes and draft Notices of Reduced Hours, Furloughs, or Layoffs;

  3. Draft Severance Agreements;

  4. Act as I-9 agent and I-9 audit preparation or defense;

  5. Employee v. independent contractor classification analysis;

  6. Assistance with converting independent contractors to employees;

  7. On-site, classroom-style Sexual Harassment training for employees and supervisors;

  8. “Experiential” supervisor training in which managerial employees practice processing a harassment complaint and commencing an investigation in pairs with other trainees.

  9. Draft and review Employee Handbooks, arbitration agreements, and Anti-Harassment policies;

  10. Employee personnel file audits;

  11. Litigation defense.

To learn more about ensuring your business is compliant with state and local laws, schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with The Grady Firm’s attorneys; call +1 (949) 798-6298; or fill out a Contact Request Form. The Grady Firm has offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and San Diego, California.

The firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice employment law in California.

This article is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. This article does not make any guarantees as to the outcome of a particular matter, as each matter has its own set of circumstances and must be evaluated individually by a licensed attorney.


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