All Employers with NY Employees
April 1, 2019
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New York Election Law § 3-110 now provides for up to three hours of paid time off to vote, provided a request is made at least two working days prior to an election. Employers may designate the voting time be taken at the beginning or end of a shift. These changes were made in passing the state’s yearly budget. Previously, two hours of paid voting leave was only required if an employee did not have a four hour window to vote before or after a shift. Now, the paid requirement is increased and there is no requirement of an inability to vote due to an employee’s shift.
- Update projected budgets to account for paid voting leave.
- Have employee handbooks and voting policies revised for compliance.
- Revise voting leave processes in accordance with the new rules.
- Update voting posters for consistency with the new rules.
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