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Jury Duty: North Dakota

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 North Dakota must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury, serve as a witness or give testimony pursuant to a subpoena. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
  • All employees in North Dakota may take time off from work to respond to a jury duty summons. See Employees Qualified for Leave.
  • Employers are not required to compensate employees for the time spent on jury duty. See Compensation During Leave.
  • North Dakota law protects an employee's job when the employee serves on a jury. Employers cannot terminate, demote, lay off, penalize, threaten or coerce an employee because of an employee's jury duty leave. See Prohibited Actions.