Total Articles: 19
Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 06, 2018
Election Day may result in significant changes in our country’s labor and employment landscape. This article discusses some issues employers should watch closely.
Ogletree Deakins • November 02, 2018
U.S. elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In this election, all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for grabs. In addition, 36 states, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will hold elections for governor. Numerous state and local elections will also be held. In addition, there are numerous ballot measures to be voted on in 38 states, including those pertaining to redistricting, marijuana legalization, taxation limits, Medicaid expansion and healthcare, abortion, and the minimum wage, among others.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 30, 2018
With Election Day fast approaching, employers should ensure they are in compliance with state law requirements related to employee voting rights. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations and notice requirements with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.
XpertHR • October 23, 2018
Election Day is two weeks away, and the one certainty is that interest in the outcome is at an all-time high.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • October 03, 2018
Dear Littler: Election Day is coming up in a few weeks, and I’ve been getting questions from our managers in various branches about voting-related leave for employees. Our company has operations in more than a dozen states, with larger locations here in St. Louis as well as in California, Georgia, and Virginia. We don’t seem to have a standard corporate policy on this issue, and I am not sure how to proceed. Even aside from the political debates and terrible commercials, this election is giving me a headache!
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • October 13, 2017
After failing to achieve a legislative solution to "repeal and replace" the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump issued an executive order (EO) on October 12, 2017, designed to promote “healthcare choice and competition” by modifying certain healthcare insurance regulations. In the absence of congressional action, according to the White House press release, this EO takes “the first steps to expand choices and alternatives to Obamacare plans and increase competition to bring down costs for consumers.” The cornerstone of this White House effort is the promotion of Association Health Plans (AHPs) allowing employers to join together to purchase insurance across state lines.
XpertHR • November 04, 2016
If the high turnout for early voting is any indicator, the number of voters going to the polls on Election Day on November 8, may be unprecedented. If voter turnout is as high as expected, employers can also expect that many of their workers will be waiting to vote in what could be very long lines.
Ogletree Deakins • November 02, 2016
As the 2016 presidential election approaches, election reminders abound encouraging everyone to get out and vote on November 8th. Largely focused on the importance of participation, these messages do not typically distinguish between U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPR), and individuals in the United States pursuant to temporary nonimmigrant visas. In fact, it is critically important for LPRs and temporary nonimmigrants to understand the negative consequences that involvement in the election process could have on their U.S. immigration status. This is especially true in jurisdictions where it is relatively easy to register to vote.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 26, 2016
With Election Day drawing near, and large voter turnout expected, employers should ensure they are aware of state law requirements related to providing employees with time off. While not all states impose requirements on employers, some impose time off obligations with the possibility of criminal or civil penalties for non-compliance.
Ogletree Deakins • October 20, 2016
The U.S. general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In this election, voters will determine the next president of the United States, and all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for grabs. In addition, 12 states will hold elections for governor, 44 states will hold elections for state legislators, and many other state and local municipality races will determine ballot measures and elect officers such as attorneys general and mayors. Voter participation is as yet uncertain, but given the volatility of the election season to date, voter participation in these elections may be higher than expected. If so, employers may receive more requests for voting leave than they have in prior years. The following overview of state voting leave laws will arm employers with a basic knowledge of voting leave rights and prepare them for a potential onslaught of leave requests.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • October 12, 2016
This fall, Americans have more than falling leaves and candy corn on their minds. While Election Day is November 8, 2016, many states have already begun the absentee and early voting process. And with the current contentious election cycle, voter turnout is likely to be high once again.
FordHarrison LLP • October 04, 2016
In light of the upcoming Presidential election, employers may be wondering what their rights and obligations are regarding providing employees with time off to vote. Although federal law does not require private (nongovernmental) employers permit employees to take time off from work to vote, most state laws provide some form of voting leave. Because voting leave laws vary by state, it is important for employers to review their state's voting leave laws and adjust their policies accordingly.
XpertHR • November 03, 2015
As we watch the presidential candidates light up the stage in preparation for next year’s election, voting leave may not be top of mind for HR. After all, no need to worry about that pesky topic until next November, right? Sorry to say, HR, but you are not off the hook.
Ogletree Deakins • October 29, 2014
General elections are scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. This mid-term election will see all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate up for grabs. In addition, numerous states will hold elections for governors, state legislators, and will determine the winners in other state and local races. Given the low approval ratings of the president and Congress, there may be higher than usual voter participation in these elections. As a result, employers may be faced with more issues related to requests for voting leave than in prior years. The following overview of the voting leave laws across the country will arm employers with a basic knowledge of voting leave rights in the various states and help employers prepare for the upcoming onslaught of leave requests.
Franczek Radelet P.C • October 25, 2012
As mentioned in a recent FR alert, “Time Off to Vote?,” written by my colleague Sally J. Scott, Illinois requires employers to allow employees who are eligible to vote up to two hours of paid time off while polls are open (from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on Election Day. For wage and hour purposes, employers should consider the following when determining whether an employee is entitled to this type of paid leave:
Franczek Radelet P.C • October 24, 2012
With the election less than two weeks away, questions come up regarding whether employers are required to give employees time off of work to vote. Under Illinois’ Election Code, employees who are eligible voters are entitled to take up to two hours off work to vote. If an employee’s working hours begin less than two hours after the polls open and end less than two hours before the polls close, the employer must give the employee two hours off during working hours to vote. Employers may require the employee to give advance notice of the leave and may specify the time of day during which the employee may take the leave.
Brody and Associates, LLC • October 23, 2012
Most states have laws requiring employers to provide time off on Election Day for employees to vote. If you are not familiar with your state law, now is the time to check.
Ogletree Deakins • October 28, 2010
With campaigns for the upcoming elections capturing voter interest, time-off for voting - and how that time-off affects attendance on the job - are issues that are being raised in many workplaces. In 31 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, employers must allow employees time off to get to polling places and cast votes and, in certain states, face fines for not doing so. See CCH’s annual list of such states. The remaining 19 states, including Pennsylvania, afford no specific rights or protections to an employee who takes time off to vote during work hours.
Fisher Phillips • November 03, 2008
What Should Employers Do If Employees Request Time Off on Election Day?