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

Length of service. In Nebraska, length of jury service depends on the needs of the court and if the prospective jury is seated for a trial; therefore, jury service can range from 1 day to several months.
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Excusal/postponement. Citizens may be excused from jury service for a physical or mental illness or disability, but must produce a physician's statement for the court. Jurors may be excused if they have served for 4 weeks in the past 5 years or on a grand jury. Jurors may request a limited postponement of service due to undue hardship, extreme inconvenience, or public necessity by notifying the clerk of the court.
Under Nebraska law, employers may not discharge or otherwise penalize employees who are called for jury duty (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 25-1640). Violation of the law is a class IV misdemeanor.
Court appearance. There is no similar law covering court appearances.
Jurors in Nebraska are paid a per diem rate as well as mileage at the rate set for state employees (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 33-138).
Jury duty. Private employers must grant paid time off to any employee who is summoned to serve on jury duty as long as the employee has given reasonable notice to his or her employer of the summons. An employee is excused from any shift work for those days required to serve as a juror (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 25-1640). An employee serving on jury duty is not subject to a loss of sick leave, loss of vacation time, or any other penalty on account of absence to serve as a juror. An employer may, however, reduce the employee's pay by the amount equal to any compensation, other than expenses, paid by the court for jury duty.
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