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Fact Check: Are employers required by law to give workers time off to vote?

Posted: 6:27 PM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 19:38:41-05

As millions of Americans are expected to head to the polls on November 6, a common question is often asked: Are employers required by law to give workers time off to vote?

The KRIS 6 Fact Check team looked into it, and it is a FACT.

In the state of Texas, voters a legally entitled to time off to vote.

However, there’s a catch. Voters are only entitled to the time off if they don’t have two consecutive hours off in their daily schedule.

For example, a person who works a 9 to 5 shift would not be entitled to time off, because they have time before and after work.

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