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Your questions answered: What pay entitlements do employees on jury duty have?

By Portner Press on April 10th, 2019
  1. Employee Management
  2. Leave Provisions

Q
I understand that an employer has to pay for the first 10 days of jury duty. Is this correct? If so, will part-time employees be paid 10 days on a pro-rata basis?
A
Yes, an employer is required to pay an employee at their base rate of pay for the first 10 days of absence because of jury duty. Part-time employees are to be paid their base rate for their ordinary hours. There is no requirement to pay casual staff.

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