Jury Duty

Jury service plays a central role in our justice system. It allows members of our community to play an active role in the administration of justice.

Jury duty, also known as jury service, is a type of community service leave. Employees, including casual employees, can take leave to attend jury selection and jury duty.

Notice and evidence

Employees must advise their employers of the period or expected period of leave as soon as possible. If an employee requests leave they need to provide evidence showing they attended jury selection or jury duty.

Payment for jury duty

Full-time and part-time employees have to be paid ‘make-up pay’ for the first 10 days of jury selection and jury duty. Make-up pay is the difference between any jury duty payment the employee receives (excluding any expense-related allowances) from the court and the employee’s base pay rate for the ordinary hours they would have worked.

Before paying make-up pay, an employer may request evidence from the employee to show:

  • that the employee has taken all necessary steps to obtain jury duty pay
  • the total amount of jury duty pay that has been paid or will be payable to the employee for the period.

If the employee can’t provide evidence, they won’t be entitled to make-up pay.

Do casuals get paid for jury duty?

Casuals don’t get paid for jury duty under the National Employment Standards but they may be entitled to payment under state or territory laws.

State and territory laws

State and territory laws continue to apply to employees where they provide more beneficial entitlements (for example, payment for casual employees during jury duty).

Find out more about jury duty in your state or territory: NSW Justice  ph 1300 722 574 or Click Here

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