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Idaho Jury Duty/ Court Appearance: What you need to know

Length of jury service in Idaho is 1 month or the completion of one trial for petite juries and 12 months for grand juries, unless extended by the court.
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Job protection. Idaho law prohibits employers from disciplining, discharging, threatening, or requiring extra hours of work from any employee who is summoned for or serves on a jury (ID Code Sec. 2-218). Employers that violate this provision are guilty of criminal contempt and may be fined up to $300. In addition, an employer may be ordered to reinstate the employee and pay triple damages, including lost pay and attorneys' fees.
Work-related excuses. As most jurors are employed, it is unlikely that an employee would be excused from jury duty for a work-related reason. However, an employer may provide the court with a letter documenting how the jury service of the particular employee would severely and adversely affect the business's survival.
Court appearance. State employers must permit any employee to attend court when he or she is required to appear as a witness or a party in any proceeding not connected with official state duty. The employee may use accrued leave or leave without pay (ID Admin. Code Sec. 15.04.01.250.08).
Effective July 1, 2013, jurors in Idaho can be paid from $5 to $25 for a half day or portion thereof of jury service and from $10 to $50 per day for attendance of more than one-half day plus mileage as determined by the county commissioners of the county where the juror resides (ID Code Sec. 2-215).
Additional compensation is available for those whose distance from the courthouse requires overnight stays. The amount varies by location and time of year.
Private employers. State law does not require private employers to pay employees ...

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