Your employer doesn't have to give you time off to vote

Employers Don't Have To Give You Time Off To Vote

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's a question 13News Now gets whenever something big in our state happens.

Can my employer make me go to worker in a snow storm? Or what about a state of emergency, like Hurricane Matthew. The answer, yes!

Since they don't have to give you time off those those, they don't have to give you time off to vote either.

There is no law in North Carolina or Virginia requiring employers give employees time off to vote.

According to, 19 states, including NC and D.C don't have laws requiring employers let their workers time off to vote.

In Texas, employees must be given time to vote without any penalties. However, that's only if the polls are not open 2 consecutive hours outside the employee's work day.

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