Private employers. State law does not require private employers to pay employees for absences caused by jury duty or court appearances.
However, jurors receive per diem reimbursements from the court for travel, parking, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Employers may not consider these reimbursements to be pay (DE Code Tit. 10 Sec. 4514).
Best practices. Regardless of state law requirements, most employers do pay all employees called to jury duty or court appearances.
The prevailing attitude among employers is that an employee summoned to serve on a jury or to testify has a civic obligation and that it is the company's responsibility to support the fulfillment of that obligation. This is achieved by protecting the employee from loss of income and by making the necessary arrangements to cover for him or her during the ...