Section 19-126 Jury and/or witness duty leave.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 20438 on 09/21/2009, Section 19-126 read as follows.
(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
(c) Employees (except those testifying in the line of duty) 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.
Employees such as police officers or code
enforcement officials shall be paid for court appearances which are in the line of duty pursuant to
departmental rules and regulations
Time spent by employees testifying in the line of duty are
(d) An employee shall not be eligible for paid leave under this provision until
period is successfully completed.
(Code 1964, § 22.735)