Know Your Laws: Employers to Allow Employees Prescribed Period for Voting

Know Your Laws: Employers to Allow Employees Prescribed Period for Voting

73 (1) An employer shall, on polling day, allow every elector in his or her employ a reasonable period being not less than 2 hours or such other period as may be prescribed for voting, and no employer shall make any deduction from the pay or other remuneration of any such elector or impose upon or exact from him or her any penalty by reason of his or her absence during such period.

(2) Any employer who, directly or indirectly, refuses, or by intimidation, undue influence, or in any other way, interferes with the granting to any elector in his or her employ, of the period for voting as provided in subsection (1), is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500 or to imprisonment for 6 months.

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