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.