Sunday, November 4, 2012

Employee Rights on Election Day

I've written about this in the past and am unaware of any changes in the law so, to summarize again this year, employees may vote this Tuesday and employers must follow these rules per Wis. Stat. sec. 6.76:

(1) Any person entitled to vote at an election is entitled to be absent from work while the polls are open for a period not to exceed 3 successive hours to vote. The elector shall notify the affected employer before election day of the intended absence. The employer may designate the time of day for the absence.
(2) No penalty, other than a deduction for time lost, may be imposed upon an elector by his or her employer by reason of the absence authorized by this section.
(3) This section applies to all employers including the state and all political subdivisions of the state and their employees, but does not affect the employees' right to holidays existing on June 28, 1945, or established after that date.
So, get out and vote this Tuesday!

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