According to the Texas Workforce Commission, employees are entitled to take paid time off for voting on election days, unless the employee has at least two consecutive hours to vote outside of the voter's working hours.
Go one step further and implement a voter leave policy to allow employees to take time off to vote. When employees feel encouraged to vote, they’re more likely to actually do it.
- -Specifying the amount of voting leave they may take.
-Include information about how to work with managers and teams to provide notice and have their job requirements covered while they are voting.
-If possible, allow for flexible work arrangements on Election Day.
Early voting started October 13 and ends today, Friday, October 30. Forward the United Way for Greater Austin’s Voter Resource Guide in English and Spanish to your employees to ensure they have a voting plan.