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 provisions.

    (c) 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, § 1, 9-19-11)


(Ord. 21097, Amended, 09/19/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 20438, Amended, 09/21/2009, Prior Text)