New Law Currently in Effect
As a result of a new law, New York employers must provide 3 hours of paid voting leave to their employees for any election. Additionally, employees must notify their employers of their need for time off to vote at least 2 working days before Election Day.
Previously, employers only had to provide voting leave if their employees had insufficient time outside working hours to vote, and employers only had to pay for 2 hours of voting time. Additionally, employees previously had to notify their employers of their need for time off to vote at least 2 but not more than 10 working days before Election Day.