Employer Obligations for Election Day
With Election Day less than a week away it is important for employers to keep in mind that they have responsibilities to their employees for allowing time to vote.
New York Election Law states:
- That a registered voter may take up to 3 hours of time off on Election Day without loss of pay.
- Employees must provide notice of their need to leave to vote at least 2 working days prior to the election.
- The employer may specify the hours for an employee to vote and the leave must be given at the beginning or end of the work shift, unless otherwise agreed.
- Employers must also conspicuously post a notice for employees about the law not less than 10 working days before every election.
- The notice must be kept posted until the close of the polls on Election Day.
If you have any questions regarding these regulations please reach out to the Association and we will be happy to answer them for you.
City Council Calls for Third Party Audit of Grubhub
More than 30 City Council members signed on to a letter yesterday that was sent to Grubhub CEO Matt Maloney, urging the food delivery company to hire a third party to evaluate customer complaints over fraudulent charges to restaurants. The letter states that the company should be working to make full restitution to restaurants who had been charged incorrectly, and threatened legislative action against the company if this request was to go unfulfilled.
The letter follows a June hearing in which the City Council heard testimony on the business practices of third party deliverers and those businesses that use them. NYS Restaurant Association Chapter Board Member, Marco Chirico, brought these fraudulent charges to light earlier this year when he realized he was being erroneously charged for calls that weren’t orders. Since then the Association has engaged with Grubhub in an attempt to make their transactions more transparent and identify more ways for them to better serve the restaurants they work with.