Apple Providing U.S. Employees With Up to Four Hours Paid Time Off to Vote in November Election

Apple is providing all of its employees in the United States with up to four hours of paid time off to vote in the election that will take place on Tuesday, November 3, reports Bloomberg.

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Apple today sent out a memo to employees announcing the policy, which applies to retail employees and hourly workers.

"For retail team members and hourly workers across the company, if you're scheduled to work this Election Day, we'll be providing up to four hours of paid time off if you need it to get to the polls," Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of retail and people, told staff. "If they choose, our teams can also use this time to volunteer as an election worker at one of your local polling stations."

Apple says that employees can also use their time off to volunteer as an election worker at their local polling stations.

Other tech companies like Twitter, Uber, and Lyft, are providing employees with time off for voting, as are many other major companies with a full list available on the Time to Vote website.

Top Rated Comments

I7guy Avatar
33 months ago

That is very nice of Apple. I like it.
It’s the right thing to do for all employers.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
33 months ago
That is very nice of Apple. I like it.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NickName99 Avatar
33 months ago
Good on Apple.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TonyC28 Avatar
33 months ago
Pretty cool of Apple. Just asking, so nobody freak out: wouldn’t the average work shift allow for a person to vote either before or after work?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
martinX Avatar
33 months ago
Why on earth is voting day on a Tuesday? Here in Oz, voting is, and always has been, on a Saturday. Polls open at 8 and close at 6. If you can't make it, you can arrange to pre-vote at a post office. In major centres, you can't spit without hitting a polling station. Voting is compulsory, so woe betide an employer that tries to get in the way of that.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
33 months ago

It’s the right thing to do for all employers.
Morally speaking, I agree. Legally speaking, employers don’t have to pay employees to take time to vote. They are only obligated to allow the time off.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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