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Jury Duty: New York

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 York must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
  • All employees (full- and part-time) in New York may take time off from work to respond to a jury duty summons. See Employees Qualified for the Leave.
  • Employers are not required to pay an employee their salary for the time spent on jury duty. However, certain compensation must be paid by employers that employ more than 10 employees. See Compensation During Leave.
  • New York 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.