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Politics at Work

In 2020, politics permeates the workplace. The prominence and influence of social justice movements has made political conversations in the workplace more fraught with risk. Employers should anticipate election-related issues regardless of whether their workplace is open, remains virtual or falls somewhere in between.

Politics at Work


Organizations must be prepared to respond when employees engage in political activity in the workplace. Our attorneys partner with clients to create dynamic workplaces that promote mutual respect and value employee contributions. We help develop proactive approaches that define permissible activity and also develop response plans in the event that situations run counter to those objectives.


Election 2020: Voting Paid Time Off Poll Results 

As Election Day approaches, whether to offer employees paid time off to vote on November 3rd is a question many employers are facing in 2020.

Jackson Lewis recently asked employers how they are addressing paid time off for employees to vote on November 3rd. 

In certain cases, the answer appears simple—some states impose requirements on employers for paid or unpaid time off for voting. Beyond compliance obligations, some employers are also taking into account corporate social responsibility and employee morale. Further complicating the issue, the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people’s voting plans and increasing the likelihood of early voting by mail, making an employer’s decision on time off for voting potentially moot.

So with less than a month until the election, what trend has emerged? See our flash poll results below.