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We are a NJ employer, if an employee is summoned to jury duty and is an exempt salaried employee do we have to pay them for days of work they miss within the work week?
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An employer is not required to pay an employee any wages for time spent complying with a jury summons or serving on a jury, regardless of exempt or nonexempt status..

An employer may not discharge, penalize, threaten, or otherwise coerce an employee with respect to employment, because the employee is required to attend court for jury service. New Jersey Stat. 2B:20-17

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