Summary: H.R.3038 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3038. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.

The bill makes it 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.

The bill makes it 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.