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

Prospective jurors are drawn from lists of registered voters and citizens holding motor vehicle licenses. Jurors are not required to serve more than 3 months unless necessary to complete a case. Citizens may not be called for jury service more than once in a 2-year period.
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Job protection. Iowa law prohibits an employer from discharging or threatening an employee because he or she receives a notice to report, responds to the notice, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective juror service. Employers that violate the law may be charged with contempt of court and ordered to reinstate the employee and pay up to 6 weeks' back wages and attorneys' fees (IA Code Sec. 607A.45).
Reasons for excusal from jury service. Persons for whom serving on a jury would threaten their physical or economic well-being may be excused from jury service. Courts may allow an employer to testify why an employee's jury service should be delayed or excused (IA Code Sec. 607A.5et seq.).
Witness service. There is no specific Iowa law that addresses employees of private employers called to witness service.
Jurors and prospective jurors receive a per diem payment and reimbursement for travel and parking as determined by the clerk of the court (IA Code Sec. 607A.8).
Private employers. Iowa does not require private employers to pay employees for time away from work for jury duty or court appearance. Although not required to do so, many private employers do pay all employees called to jury duty or court appearances, regardless of exempt or nonexempt status (see Federal Law Considerations for Exempt Employees in this section for further details).
The prevailing attitude among employers is that an employee summoned to serve on a jury ...

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