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Most employers believe that an employee has a civic responsibility to serve when called as a juror or witness, and many states prohibit discrimination against employees who serve as a juror or witness. Although most employers pay employees on leave for jury service, the federalFair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to pay nonexempt salaried employees or hourly employees while on leave for jury service. However, employers must pay full salaries to exempt employees who are absent from work for less than 1 week to perform jury service.
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151847index.aspxQuestions & Answers An exempt employee is summoned to a day in court - he has just started with our company. We have requested that he bring back certification of his court appearance. Would it be treated the same as jury duty?  National
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151846index.aspxQuestions & Answers It has been our practice to compensate 1st shift employees when called to jury duty. We have not, in the past, compensated 2nd or 3rd shift employees. Is this ok?  National
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153074tools.aspxChecklists Jury Duty Checklist  National
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166988index.aspxGuidance Jury Duty/Witness Service Leave, by State (PDF)  National
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