Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Your Voting Rights in Texas!

"The employee is allowed reasonable time off to vote if polls are not open two consecutive hours outside the employee’s regular shift. This time off is paid. In addition, Texas law states that an employee must be permitted to attend a precinct convention of a political party in which the employee is eligible to participate. Texas law also states that an employee must be permitted to attend a county, district, or state convention to which the employee is a delegate."

"A Texas employee must be allowed time to vote – time off paid for by his or her employer – unless the employee has two consecutive, non-working hours during polling hours. The law has been understood as giving the employer the right to specify the hours that an employee may take to vote. Nevertheless, employers must pay the normal employee wages for the time taken."

If your employer does not follow these laws they face a fine up to $2,000.


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