Massachusetts laws

MGL c.149 § 178 Leave of absence from work for voting. Employees in certain industries must be given time to vote within the first 2 hours the polls are open. They must request the time in advance, and it does not have to be paid. 

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Small necessities leave act, maternity leave act, and other miscellaneous statutes governing time off, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP
See Section VII: Civic duty-related leaves of absence



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