Under the Canada Elections Act, all Canadian employers (with some limited exceptions in the transportation industry) must ensure their employees have 3 consecutive hours free from work during opening hours for polls on election day.
time off to vote
Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with unused vacation days; new maternity and parental leaves and EI benefits; and, employer obligations for election day.
The next provincial election in Saskatchewan is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2011. Employers have certain obligations to employees under the Saskatchewan Election Act.