• More businesses give employees paid time off to vote

    15 days ago - By Stl Today

    Hoping to encourage voter turnout for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, a growing number of companies are giving employees a half or full day off on Election Day, essentially paying them to vote. Going beyond the hodgepodge of state laws,...
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  • Time off for workers to vote? Your state may require it

    15 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - A sign in the window of a clothing store in Manhattan is already putting shoppers on notice: It will be closed on Election Day so employees will have time to vote.
    Companies aren't required to shut down on Nov. 6, but many give their staffers paid time off to go to the polls - 44 percent, according to a survey by the Society for Human Resources Management, a trade group. Small business owners who wonder what to do should first check their state and local laws.
    There's no federal law requiring employers to give staffers time off to vote, but a majority of the states do. Many...
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