Q: Does NJ or NY statutory
law require a private employer to pay its employee wages while he/she is
serving on jury duty?
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A: Again, the answer depends
on whether you are a NJ or NY private employer. In New
Jersey, there is no statutory requirement that any
private employer pay an employee’s salary during juror service. The same goes
for a NY employer that employs 10 or less employees. But NY statutory law does require NY employers
that employ more than 10 employees to pay the first forty dollars of such
juror's daily wages during the first three days of jury service. NJ and NY employers should check their handbooks,
policy statements, and employment contracts, to determine if they are compliant
with these laws.
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