Jury Duty Leave and Federal LawFederal 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 LawMost 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
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