Jury Duty Leave Laws

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.



Seven (7) states require an employer to pay employees while serving jury duty: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, and Tennessee.

Eleven (11) states specifically prohibit employers from requiring employees to take paid vacation, sick, personal, or other types of leave: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.

State Jury Duty Leave Law Summaries

State-specific pages containing Jury Duty Law Summaries

AlabamaKentuckyNorth Dakota
AlaskaLouisianaOhio
ArizonaMaineOklahoma
ArkansasMarylandOregon
CaliforniaMassachusettsPennsylvania
ColoradoMichiganRhode Island
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Carolina
DelawareMississippiSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMissouriTennessee
FloridaMontanaTexas
GeorgiaNebraskaUtah
HawaiiNevadaVermont
IdahoNew HampshireVirginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWashington
IndianaNew MexicoWest Virginia
IowaNew YorkWisconsin
KansasNorth CarolinaWyoming