Jury Duty

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    Q We recently hired two associates who now have jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for the time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A Yes. Under Nebraska law, employees must be granted leave for jury service without a loss of pay, and it is unlawful for employers to...
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    Q One of our employees left work early one day because of a toothache and went to the dentist. It turns out he has to have a root canal, which will require several appointments. Would his time off qualify for protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? A The FMLA provides protected leave for an employee who suffers a serious health...
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    Q One of our employees left early one day for a toothache and went to the dentist that day. Turns out he has to have a root canal, which will require several appointments. Would that time qualify for protection under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? A Probably not. The FMLA applies only if an employee is unable to perform the essential...
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    Q We recently hired two associates who have been summoned to jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for their time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A The short answer is no. Not only do you not have to pay an employee for an absence due to jury duty during her 90-day...
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    Q We recently hired two associates who now have jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for the time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A First, jury duty leave is not a benefit; it's a legal obligation. Therefore, you must provide employees (without regard to length of...
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    Q We recently hired two employees who now have jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for the time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A Under both federal and Wyoming law, employers generally are not required to pay nonexempt employees for time not worked, including time...
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    Q We recently hired two employees who now have jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for the time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A Under federal law, employers generally are not required to pay nonexempt employees for time not worked, including time spent on jury...
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    Q We recently hired two associates who now have jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for their time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A Under both federal and Montana law, employers generally aren't required to pay nonexempt employees for time not worked, including...
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    Q We recently hired two associates who now have jury duty. We don't pay benefits for the first 90 days of employment. Are we required to pay them for the time on jury duty if they haven't been here for 90 days? A Under Connecticut law, you technically are not required to pay wages for days spent on jury duty if an employee has not been employed...
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    The South Dakota Legislature, with the governor's approval, recently increased the minimum penalty for missing jury duty from $5 to $50 and capped the penalty at $500. Do you know your obligations for meeting an employee's jury duty requirements? In South Dakota, employees who serve on a jury are entitled to the same job status, pay, and...
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