Editor's note: The map is no longer available. For a state-by-state comparison of leave laws, see the Voting Leave, by State chart on HR.BLR.com. (Available to subscribers and trial members.)
In order to help employers quickly access information about voting leave laws in their state(s) for the Novermber elections, HR.BLR.com has posted an interactive map.
Though federal law protects citizens’ right to vote, there is no federal law that mandates employers to give employees a specific amount of time off to do so.
However, many states have filled this void in the law with specific provisions and sanctions. Some states require employees to give reasonable notice of absence to the employer.
Also, many state laws require employees to use their available time outside of work hours to cast their votes if there is sufficient time before or after work to get to local polls.
The map,“Does My State Have Voting Leave Laws?” is being made free to everyone on HR.BLR.com through Election Day, November 5.