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Jury Duty Leave Rules in Maryland

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on July 5, 2012.

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

Maryland law provides that employers may not deprive an employee of employment solely because of job time lost by the employee as a result of responding to a jury summons or as a result of attending court for service or prospective service as a petit or grand juror.

An employer cannot require an employee to use his or her annual, vacation or sick leave to respond to a summons or for service on a petit jury.

Effective October 1, 2012, an employer may not require an individual who is summoned and appears for jury service for four or more hours, including traveling time, to work an employment shift that begins on or after 5:00 p.m. on the day of the individual's appearance for jury service or before 3:00 a.m. of the day following the individual's appearance for jury service.

No jury duty pay is specified.

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