Twitter announced to employees Tuesday that it will give U.S. employees a holiday on U.S. election day and that it will offer paid leave to employees around the world to vote in national elections,media reported. “Given the importance of voting, all future national election polling days will be paid holidays,” Twitter said in an internal email. As this year’s U.S. election coincides with a weekday (November 3), we plan to have a holiday for all U.S. offices. “
“For other elections, if you don’t have enough time to vote outside of work hours, or if your country doesn’t have a process to address this issue, you should take the time to vote, and the corresponding leave will be paid.” “
Twitter also said that on election day, employees responsible for election-related functions, such as those responsible for securing the platform’s services, would still have to report to work.
Election Day is a Tuesday in November, so many people find it difficult to go to the polls for work reasons. Twitter previously allowed employees to take up to two hours of paid leave to vote. But several companies are now taking action to make the day a holiday. Uber announced last week that it would make corresponding election day a corporate holiday around the world.