Nevada - Jury Duty Employer Obligations
Nevada - Jury Duty and Work | Employer Obligations
In Nevada, 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.
Employer is not required to provide paid leave.
Employee must give at least 3 days notice before the scheduled appearance for jury duty. The summons will already have provisions to show to an employer.
An employee may not be required to use annual, sick, or vacation leave for complying with a jury duty summons. An employee may not be required to work within 8 hours of their scheduled jury appearance, or between 5 P.M. and 3 A.M. on a day that they have served 4 or more hours, inclusive of travel time.
You will receive a nominal jury duty payment from the State of Nevada 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.
Dissuading or attempting to, or terminating or threatening to terminate employment because of jury duty is duly prohibited.
You should be sure to show your employer your Nevada 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.
An employer may be found guilty of a gross misdemeanor, punishable by punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 or up to one year of imprisonment, or both.
A discharged employer may commence civil action for: recovery of wages and benefits lost as a result of the discharge; an order for reinstatement without loss of position, seniority or benefits; damages equal to the amount of the lost wages and benefits; reasonable attorney’s fees fixed by the court; and punitive or exemplary damages no more than $50,000.
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.