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Jury Duty Leave Rules in New York

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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

In New York, a person summoned to serve as a juror who notifies his or her employer of the need to take time off to serve on a jury, will not be subject to discharge or penalty because of the absence.

Employers may withhold wages during the term of jury duty, provided that employers with more than 10 employees that do not have a policy of paying employees wages during jury service are required to pay the first $40 of an employee's wages during the first three days of jury service.

Employers who violate the provision will be charged with criminal contempt.

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