H.R.3038 - Time Off to Vote Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] (Introduced 06/23/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/23/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3038 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/23/2017)
Time Off to Vote Act
This bill entitles an employee to two hours of paid leave on the day of a federal election in order to vote.
The employer may determine the two-hour period, excluding any lunch break or other break.
Taking such leave shall not result in the employee losing accrued employment benefits.
It is unlawful for an employer to interfere with the right to take such leave or for an employer to discriminate against an employee for taking such leave.
It is unlawful for any employer to retaliate against an employee for: (1) opposing any practice made unlawful by this bill; (2) filing a charge, or instituting or causing to be instituted any proceeding, under or related to this bill; or (3) testifying or preparing to testify in an inquiry or proceeding relating to such leave.
The bill specifies penalties for employers who violate these provisions.