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Jury Duty Leave Rules in Connecticut

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 30, 2011.

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Connecticut employers must provide employees with leave for jury duty in accordance with these state rules.

Connecticut employers may not deprive an employee of employment or threaten or coerce an employee for the reason that the employee receives a summons or serves as a juror.

Paid Time Off

Full-time employees (those normally working 30 or more hours per week) must be paid their regular wages for the first five days or part days of jury duty service.

Employers are liable to employees for failure to compensate for the first five days of jury duty but, on a showing of extreme financial hardship, the compensation requirement may be waived.

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