Mannatech Inc. is doing its part to get out the vote by offering employees time off for casting their ballots.
The wellness company is granting a half-day off work to corporate staffers who vote in the U.S. general election on Nov. 8, featuring presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the top of the ticket. Mannatech employs more than 170 at its Dallas-area headquarters.
“I believe we are one of the best places to work in the DFW area, and rewarding our employees for voting is just one of the many ways we make Mannatech a fulfilling place to work,” said company President and CEO Al Bala.
It is an example that Mannatech hopes other employers will follow, said Bala. “Many believe that Election Day should be a national holiday, but until that day, we will do our part to support our strong democracy, and we hope other companies will follow our lead.”
In order to redeem the promised time off, Mannatech employees simply must provide proof that they cast their ballot in early voting or on Election Day, such as a voting machine ticket or voting sticker.