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Jury Duty: New Jersey

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 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 or other court appearance. 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.