As we get closer to the November 3 presidential election, employers must be aware of and complying with their responsibilities to allow their employees time to go to the polls and vote. In fact, some states and municipalities require that workers be given paid time off to exercise their civic duty. The state of New York is but one example. In April 2019, the state enacted a paid voter leave mandate that dictated an employer must provide paid leave up to three hours for an employee to vote. Effective in April of this year, this leave requirement was amended to reduce the amount of paid voting leave to two hours and to restore a previous provision that an employee would only be eligible for time off during working hours if they do not have four consecutive hours off either between the opening of the polls and the beginning of their working shift or between the end of their working shift and the closing of the polls. Furthermore, the law now requires employers to post conspicuously at least 10 working days before Election Day, a Notice of paid voting leave rights. For 2020, a business open seven days per week must post the notice 10 days before the general election – or by October 24, 2020. Be sure you’re in compliance if your locale has a similar law.