Jury Duty: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan A.P. Woodhouse, Littler
- Employers in New Jersey must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
- All employees in New Jersey 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. See Compensation During Leave.
- New Jersey employers should not penalize, threaten or coerce an employee because the employee is required to attend court for jury service. See Prohibited Actions.