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Time Off for Voting Rules in Ohio

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Ohio employers must provide employees with time off to vote in accordance with these state rules.

In Ohio, it is unlawful to discharge an employee or threaten to discharge an employee because the employee takes off a reasonable time to vote on an election day.

Paid time off rules: The Ohio Attorney General has construed the time off to vote law to require that pay for voting time is limited to salaried employees.

Employer penalty for violation: Discharge or threat of discharge prohibited; fine of $50 to $500.

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