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Jury Duty: Colorado

Jury Duty requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler


  • Employers in Colorado must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
  • In order to be eligible for jury duty leave under Colorado law, employees must be regularly employed. See Employees Qualified for the Leave.
  • Regular employees serving on a jury must be paid their regular wages, not to exceed $50 a day unless otherwise agreed to by the employer and the employee, during the first three days of jury service. See Compensation During Leave.
  • Colorado law protects an employee's job when the employee serves on a jury. Employers cannot terminate or penalize an employee for serving on a jury. See Prohibited Actions.