Private employers. Private employers with 10 or more employees are required to grant up to 5 days' paid leave for an employee's grand jury or petit jury duty, less any fees received from the court (DC Code Sec. 15-718).
An employee is not eligible for paid leave for jury duty if he or she would not have earned wages while serving on jury duty or would not have worked more than half of a shift that extends into the next day.
Jurors whose employers are not required to pay them will receive a juror service fee from the court.
Public employers. District employees are entitled to paid leave when they are summoned for jury duty or witness service in cases in which the United States, the District of Columbia, or a state or local government is a party (DC Code Sec. 1-612.03(l)).