Connecticut: Employees Now Have Unpaid Time Off to Vote


All Employers with CT Employees


June 25, 2021


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In addition to many other statewide updates, Connecticut employers will now need to provide employees with two hours of unpaid time off to vote. Employees are eligible for voting time during a state election, or for employees who are an elector in the case of any special election for a U.S. senator, representative in Congress, state senator or state representative.

Employees must request voting time off no less than two working days prior to the election. Up to two hours of unpaid time off may be taken from an employee’s regularly scheduled work on the day of a covered election during voting hours.

This unpaid time off provision remains effective until June 30, 2024.

Action Items

  1. Have voting policies updated.
  2. Have appropriate personnel trained on the new requirements.
  3. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

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