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Minnesota Employees Must Be Given Time Off for Voting

Election Day is right around the corner.  The Attorneys at Farrish Johnson Law Office want to remind everyone – employees and employers alike – that Minnesota law requires employers to give their employees reasonable time off for voting.

Any employee who is eligible to vote has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to go to the polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work, without penalty and without deduction from salary or wages because of the absence.  In other words, the employee may vote during the work day without being required to “punch out.”  It is a misdemeanor offense to violate this law.

For more information on this law and how it may apply to you contact Joseph Gangi by calling Farrish Johnson at 507-625-2525.


This webpage contains general information and not legal advise. It is based on Minnesota law in effect at the time of writing. An attorney at Farrish Johnson Law Office, Chtd can advise you about how the law applies to your specific situation.