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Are Employers Required to Give Jury Duty Leave in Pennsylvania?

Are employers in Pennsylvania required to give their employees time off for jury duty? As both employees and employers know, jury duty escapes no one. On top of that, miss jury duty, and you could face penalties like fines or even jail time.

So, while we know that jury duty is more or less required when you're summoned, what does this mean for those who have regular, working day jobs? Are there laws that require an employer to pay an employee for jury duty or just to allow them to miss work for it? Here's a general breakdown of jury duty law in Pennsylvania: