Employees Allowed PTO For Voting, According To State Statute

Wednesday, October 28th 2020, 5:54 am
By: News On 6

Some voters who have to work during voting hours may be able to take paid time off according to a state statute.

The statute states that employers must grant employees up to 2 hours of paid time off on election day or early voting days.

To qualify for the law, you must be a registered voter, employers must be given three days notice before the planned date of voting and employers are allowed the option to pick the time and day.

The paid time off would not be available if voters have three hours before or after their shift to go and vote.

Tulsa attorney Tim Gilpin said, "If an employer breaks the law and treats the employee poorly or fires them they need to find an attorney like myself."

Employers who do not allow for employees, who fit the criteria for PTO voting, are subject to up to a $100 fine.