Jury Duty Leave Laws
Jury Duty Leave and Federal Law
Federal law does not address an employer’s obligation to an employee regarding jury duty. The matter has been reserved for states to address.
Jury Duty Leave and State Law
Most states have laws prohibiting employers from discharging or otherwise penalizing employees for responding to a jury summons or serving on a jury.
Fifteen (15) states specifically prohibit employers from requiring employees to take paid vacation, sick, personal, or other types of leave: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.