Compensation for Missing Work Due to Jury Duty


Jurors are paid a fee for each day they sit on a trial.  Jury fees are paid to jurors at the conclusion of the trial.


Daily fees:

  • First 5 days: $100 a day
  • 6 days or more: $150 a day


Fees and reimbursements are not provided for any days that a juror is absent – in fact, they may be fined for not attending.


Under the Labor Standards Act, an employer is not obligated to pay you for lost wages incurred during jury duty. However, some employers choose to continue to pay their employees’ full wages during this period.  Contact your employer for more information on their policies.


Meals: During the trial, tea and coffee are provided. Jurors are responsible for all meals, except when the jury is sequestered (this is when a jury is kept in a private location while deciding on a verdict). In those situations, meals and accommodation will be provided as needed.