Election 2019: Are Your Employees Entitled To Time Off On Election Day? Here’s What You Need To Know

This post is not really benefits focussed, but it came up in a recent conversation with a client, so when I saw the article, I thought I’d pass it along.

On Election Day, eligible electors — i.e., Canadian citizens 18 years or older who are registered to vote — are entitled to three consecutive hours to vote between when the polls open and when they close. If an employee’s work schedule does not otherwise allow for this, an employer must grant them time off to vote.


Ontario Employment Law Q&A

I’ve attached a series of Questions and Answers that I recently received from an employment law firm.  Some are geared to employers and others to employees.  Both can be useful to understand specific parts of the Ontario Employment Standards.

Q&A: The Rights of Ontario Employees to Overtime Pay

Q&A: Maternity Leave & Your Rights as an Employee in Ontario

Q&A: Vacation Entitlements for Ontario Employees and Employers

Q&A: Employment Insurance (“EI”) and Severance

Q&A: Temporary Lay-Offs from Work

Q&A: Ontario Severance Packages and Termination of Employment