Jury Duty and Jury Pay

In Rhode Island, no employer can cause any of its employees to suffer the loss of the employee’s position, wage increases, promotions, longevity benefit, or any other emolument due to the employer-employee relationship because the employee has been called to serve jury duty.

At the same time, employers do not have to pay the employee any compensation for the period of the jury duty, in the absence of a contract or collective bargaining agreement to the contrary.  In addition to all civil rights available to the employee because of this section, a violation of this section upon conviction shall be punishable as a misdemeanor.

R.I. Gen. Laws 9-9-28