Jury Duty: New Hampshire
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler
- Employers in New Hampshire must provide jury duty leave to employees. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
- All employees in New Hampshire may take time off from work to respond to a jury duty summons. See Employees Qualified for Leave.
- An employer is not required to compensate an employee for time spent on jury service. Employers may offset amounts received by salaried employees for jury duty or witness fees against the salary due for that pay period pursuant to a written bona fide leave plan, practice or policy. See Compensation During Leave.
- New Hampshire law states that an employer may not terminate, threaten or coerce an employee because the employee receives and responds to a jury duty summons or attends court for prospective jury service. See Prohibited Actions.