Election Day is this coming Tuesday (November 5). Employers are supposed to ensure that their employees have enough time to vote. Employees who gave notice by Sunday (Friday was the last working day) are entitled to up to two hours off with pay to vote. The two hours come either at the beginning or the end of their shift.
This only applies to employees who must be at work within 4 hours of polls either opening or closing. Polls open at 6AM and close at 9PM.
As a new feature, each week, we will share legal articles and updates from around the country that may have an impact on our clients.
Conde Nast Ends Its Internship Program - As more of the larger companies are being sued for not paying their interns, more of these companies will decide that the risks are no longer worth the benefit. If you have unpaid interns in your office, this may be something to think about.
EBay Settles Class Action - If you were selling on eBay, you may be able to take part in the settlement.