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Jury Duty

Even though courts provide a small amount of compensation for jury service, some companies compensate employees at their regular base rate of pay.

If you are called for jury duty, your employer will likely require you to obtain verification that you have served from the court. If your jury is excused earlier than the close of business, your employer could require you to report to work.

Jury duty is considered a civic responsibility. In general, if your employer is reluctant to permit you to serve, it is a matter for the courts and the employer to resolve. Contact the clerk of the court where you were called to serve if your employer resists letting you carry out your civic duty.