Tory Burch offering PTO on election day for employees who work the polls

According to fashion journalist Christina Binkley on twitter, Tory Burch is offering a paid day off on election day for any employee who signs up to be a pollworker.

Obviously election day should be a federal paid day off so everyone can go easily vote, but this is incredible news, and I hope it spreads to other companies.

Has your company made any commitments in terms of time off on election day?


It should definitely be a holiday… or better yet on a darn weekend. But you know why it’s not… My job doesn’t give off but in NY their is a law called Voter Leave Rights.


“Generally, New York State employees are eligible for up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have “sufficient time to vote.” An employee is deemed to have “sufficient time to vote” if an employee has four consecutive hours to vote either from the opening of the polls to the beginning of their work shift, or four consecutive hours between the end of a working shift and the closing of the polls.”

-How much paid time off to vote are employees entitled to?

“The Election Law provides for up to two hours of paid time off to enable an employee time to vote when added to their voting time outside their working hours. While two hours is the maximum paid time off allowed under the law, the amount of paid time off required for an employee to vote must be determined on a case-by-case basis as waiting times at polling places, traffic conditions, and other factors may vary wildly.”

-How many days in advance must an employee notify their employer of their intention to take paid time off to vote?

“An employee must notify an employer at least two working days prior to their intention to take paid time off to vote, but not more than ten working days.”

Here’s a link below to the PDF of the law.

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