May 25, 2016
In accordance with Regulation 8 of the Parliamentary Elections (Symbol and Time Off) Regulations, every employer is required to:
1. Permit each of his/her employee who is registered as a voter on the current 2012 Register of Voters, to be absent from work on polling day during the hours of the poll for at least two (2) hours in addition to the normal lunch hour, for the purpose of casting their vote.
2. The requirements cited in paragraph one (1) above shall not apply to an employee whose work schedule on polling day commences at or after 10:00am or concludes at or before 4:00pm.
3. No employer shall make any deduction from the pay (salary) or other remuneration of any employee or impose upon or extract from him/her any penalty by reason of his/her absence from his/her workplace during the period specified in paragraph 1 above.
4. Any employer who contravenes any of the provisions of this regulations shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months.
Signed: Sherlyn W. Hall
News date : 05/25/2016 Category : Business