Q. One of our salaried employees was picked for a grand jury. She’ll be away about one week per month. Do we have to pay her during jury duty? She will be checking in via BlackBerry daily. — L.L., Wisconsin
A. You do not need to payfor the week if no work was performed during that week. However, if she does any work during that time, she needs to be paid for the entire week. You stated that she will be checking in daily via BlackBerry and, therefore, it’s likely she will be doing at least some work during that week. Thus, her weekly salary must be paid. If she is nonexempt, you need to pay her for only the time that she works.
For more details on jury duty leave and a link to state jury-duty leave laws, go to www.theHRSpecialist.com/juryduty.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Pregnant Employees: Answers to 7 Questions on Hiring and Employment Status
- Productivity plus: Retool with new Internet Explorer tricks
- PDA: No special treatment for pregnant workers
- Supreme Court creates new pregnancy discrimination framework