December 2021

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Connecticut requires voting leave

10/07/21

Author: ADP Admin/Sunday, October 3, 2021/Categories: Compliance Corner , State Compliance Update, Connecticut

Connecticut has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 1202) that requires employers to provide unpaid time off for employees to vote. The requirement takes effect immediately and expires on June 30, 2024.

Eligibility:

Employees are entitled leave for the purposes of voting in any state election or when they are an elector in any special election for United States senator, representative in Congress, state senator, or state representative.

To be eligible for such leave, the employee must request the time off at least two working days prior to the date of the election.

Amount of Leave:

Employees are entitled to use up to two hours of unpaid time off for the purposes of voting.

Compliance Recommendations:

Connecticut employers should review policies and practices to ensure compliance with the new law. Please contact your dedicated service professional with any questions.

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