Idaho - Jury Duty Employer Obligations
Idaho - Jury Duty and Work | Employer Obligations
In Idaho, employers are required to provide you with unpaid time off for reporting to jury selection or jury duty. You may have to show your employer your jury summons in order to be given the necessary leave.
Your employer can never punish you for missing work to attend jury duty. However, if missing work would cause your employer undue hardship, it may be considered as an acceptable jury duty excuse.
No law in Idaho requires employers to pay employees while serving jury duty. Employee may use accrued leave or take leave without pay.
You will receive a nominal jury duty payment from the State of Idaho for each day you serve on a jury, as well as potential reimbursements for travel expenses. However, jury duty pay tends to be a token amount rather than actual compensation.
In Idaho, an employer or agent of such employer may not threaten, discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize, or communicate the intention to take any action against an employee summoned and attending for jury duty.
You should be sure to show your employer your Idaho jury duty summons letter when you receive it, and update them with your jury duty dates if you are assigned to a trial, to ensure that you receive your mandatory time off.
Employer is guilty of criminal contempt and upon conviction may be fined not more than $300.00.
Within 60 days of dismissal, employee may bring a civil action for recovery of treble the amount of wages lost and an order for reinstatement. Successful employee eligible to reasonable attorney's fees as fixed by the court.
If you have been punished for missing work due to jury duty, contact the joror office of the court that summoned you, and they will assist in ensuring that your rights are protected.