Private employers. An employer must pay a regularly employed worker his or her regular wages, up to $50 a day, for the first 3 days of service on a trial or grand jury.
Employers may pay their employees more.
A court may excuse an employer from paying these wages if it would cause financial hardship (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-71-126, Sec. 13-71-127).
If an employer fails to pay the employee after 30 days, the employee may file a civil action and be awarded treble damages and attorneys' fees upon a finding of willful misconduct by the employer. An employer that was not excused under the financial hardship provision will not be able to claim financial hardship as a defense to the civil action (CO Rev. Stat. Sec. 13-71-133).
State employers. Under state Personnel Department rules, a permanent state employee must be given paid time off for jury duty.
Temporary employees may be granted up to 3 days of paid jury duty leave.
Employees may keep any jury fees ...