New York State Employee Rights For Voting Leave

State Update Overview

Date Updated April 2020
Labor Law Update The New York Labor Law Poster is now updated with a revised Right to Vote Notice.
What Changed The notice outlines a New York employee’s right to paid time off to vote.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster New York Labor Law Poster

As of April 2020, New York State Election Law established an employee’s rights to “sufficient voting time.” Employees are eligible for 2 hours of paid time off to accommodate enough time to vote, should their scheduled shift not allow for a maximum of 4 hours. Employees must notify their employers between 10 and 2 working days prior to Election Day to arrange their voting period and claim paid time off. Employers cannot use an employee’s “personal time off” to cover voting time.

All businesses within the State of New York must display the new Time Off to Vote Notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our New York & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the New York & Federal Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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