Chapter 19 PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, RULES AND REGULATIONS*
Section 19-126 Jury and/or witness duty leave.
(a) Employees on jury duty shall be paid by the employer
in an amount equal to the difference
between the amount of wages the employee would have earned by working during straight-time
hours for the employer on that day and the daily jury duty fee paid by the courts (not including
traveling expenses or reimbursement of expenses), for each day on which the employee
otherwise would have been scheduled for work.
(b) An employee shall not have deductions made from accrued
leaves for the purpose of these
Employees (except those testifying in the line of duty
or testifying in a case in which they
are a party
) shall be granted leave with pay when required to be absent to serve as a court witness
and shall be paid in an amount equal to the difference between the amount of wages the
employee would have earned by working during straight-time hours for the employer on that day
and the compensation received as a witness. An employee on such leaves shall return to work for
the balance of the day when the employee is excused by the court from further attendance. Time
spent by employees testifying in the line of duty are hours worked.
(d) An employee shall not be eligible for paid leave under
this provision until a probationary
period is successfully completed.
(Code 1964, § 22.735; Ord. No. 20438, § 1, 9-21-09; Ord. No. 21097, §
(Ord. 21097, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20438, Amended, 09/21/2009, Prior Text)