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Jury Duty: Minnesota

Jury Duty requirements for other states

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

Authors: Susan K. Fitzke and Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler


  • All employers in Minnesota must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury. See Employers Obligated to Provide Jury Duty Leave.
  • Employers are not obligated to compensate employees for the time spent on jury duty. See Compensation While on Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate, threaten or coerce an employee because the employee serves on a jury. See Prohibited Actions.
  • Employees who are victims or witnesses must be excused from work to provide testimony under a subpoena or request by a prosecutor. See Victim or Witness Leave.
  • Employees may use personal sick leave benefits for safety leave to provide or receive assistance because of sexual assault, domestic abuse or stalking. Safety leave may include leave to appear in court. See Sick Leave Benefits; Care of Relatives Act.