Q: Does NJ or NY statutory law require a private employer to pay its employee wages while he/she is serving on jury duty?  

 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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