Russell Cawyer Posts Blog On The Texas Election Code

Russell Cawyer posts article on the Texas Election Code and an employer’s obligation to provide employees time off to vote.

The Texas Election Code makes it a Class C misdemeanor for an employer to refuse to allow an employee to be absent from work on election day for purpose of attending the polls to vote.  An employer is not, however, required to allow time off to vote if the polls are open on election day for voting for two consecutive hours outside of the employee’s working hours. Russel’s blog post, "Texas Employers May Be Required to Provide Employees Time Off to Vote" is published on the Texas Employment Law Update.