Connecticut unpaid time-off to vote

Governor Ned Lamont signed into law within the state’s budget a requirement for employers to provide up to two hours of unpaid time off during an employee’s regularly scheduled work day for employees to vote during a state election, or if the employee is an elector during any special election for U.S. senator, representative in Congress, state senator, or state representative. In order to exercise this unpaid leave, the employee must request this leave from his employer no less than two (2) working days prior to the scheduled date of election. The law is effective now and will remain in place until June 30, 2024.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. Employers should closely monitor the rules and regulations specific to their jurisdiction(s) and should seek advice from counsel relative to their rights and responsibilities.

By Megan Butz
General Counsel, HR Compliance, Checkwriters
Megan joined Checkwriters in 2020 and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and implementing internal policies of the company, advising on human resource, employment, and labor matters, and monitoring and publishing state and federal legal updates to the Checkwriters News and Compliance Center for distribution to thousands of clients around the country. Before joining Checkwriters, Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court performing legal research and writing, followed by private practice in Cape Cod.

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