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employer and jury duty

A:  Hello jal: Thank you for taking your civil duty seriously. I''ll bet it''s perfectly legal for them to treat you this way, but I''m hoping not. When ordinary people (called peers in the Constitution) are prevented from serving on juries (as you surly are), you get juries who let people like OJ go free. That''s what I think. excon PS> Yeah, I’m a guy who actually believes what the Constitution says. It is most likely company policy, esp if this is a larger company. also many states have rules that vacation pay has to be paid, if no jury duty pay is allowed. So basicly take the pay, nad ask for non paid time off latter if you need it off....

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Does an employer have the right to make you use your time off benefits for jury duty?

A:  The employer must let you go to jury duty, but only unpaid. If you are to be paid, he can - and most likely will - take one of your paid days for this....

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I left my job 8 weeks ago. Before quitting I had 24 hours of vacation time left, is the employer legally obliged to pay me for those 24 hours?

A:  Probably, but it depends on what state you live in. Federal law does not require vacation time. Thus, whether you are paid vacation time after you leave depends on the agreement you had with your employer. On the other hand, most states treat vacation time as compensation. This means that once you have earned them, they are vested and yours. So the answer to your question is most likely yes, you are entitled to get paid for them. But again, this all depends on what state you worked in. Harass and demand, don''t be afraid to threaten legal action. In some states, yes. Find out what your local...

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Does employer have to pay for jury duty in Illinois?

A:  Do your employer have to pay for jury duty in illinois?  ...

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Does anyone know what Alabama''s state law is concerning payment by employers to employees during jury duty service?

A:  employers are not required to pay you while your on jury duty. That''s the reason the courts pay you the small trivial sum you get....

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I am considered an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If I leave an hour early and am I required to use my personal/sick or vacation time? My employer says I do. But they also require some overtime which I do not get p

A:  This completely depends on your employer’s policy. The key here is to recognize the distinction between “exempt” and “salaried.” Exempt simply means that your employer does not need to follow most labor laws. This is a benefit to the company and a detriment to the employee. Salaried is a pay structure that any employer can choose (even if you are non-exempt). If you are salaried, you are simply paid a flat rate for the job, even if you work less than 40 hours. This is a benefit to the employee (and sometimes a detriment to the company). However, if you are exempt and salaried, the employer benefits by having you...

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Does my employer have to pay me for jury duty in Maryland?

A:  Does employer have to pay salary while emploee on jury duty in Michigan?  Does your employer have to pay you for jury duty in md?  ...

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I was fired from my job in California yesterday. When does my employer have to give me my final paycheck? And what about accrued vacation time -- I''ve earned 15 days of vacation, but didn''t get a chance to take them off before I got fired.

A:  Sorry to hear about the firing, but you''re at least fortunate in that California law protects employees in your situation. Your employer is required to hand over your final paycheck immediately upon firing you (or within 72 hours if you work in a seasonal industry, like farming). In addition, in California, your final paycheck must include payment for all of your accrued vacation time (though not sick time) -- no buts about it. If you get any flack from the one who holds the pursestrings, cite chapter and verse of the law: California Labor Code, Sections 201 and 202. And if that doesn''t work, get in touch with the state department of labor....

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I have just been called for jury duty. I am concerned that my employer will be upset by my absence at work. What are my rights?

A:  I''m Gloria Rowland Homolak, an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio. I am the panelist who will be addressing your Employment law questions. If you have been called to serve on a jury in federal district court, the jury System Improvements Act protects you and all employees from discharge, intimidation and coercion by an employer due to the employee''s service on a jury in federal court. The theory is that responsible citizens must be available to help make our jury system work, and at times, those responsible citizens must be protected from uncompromising employers. Almost every state has a

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Can my employer keep my vacation timed earned if I am terminated from my job?

A:  Normally they must pay you that. You could consult your nearest Department of Labor office to briefly discuss the issue with them first...you may also want to ask the company to put what is happening in writing and explain to them that you may have attorneys review the situation...try speaking to a higher level of management about the issue; they may override the other managers....