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Hi,

I've scan other post relating to "jury duty" but none help me with the following issue:

I run a small company doing "computer engineering services" business under a subcontract to a large DoD contractor. I have some "highly
compensated" employees who are paid hourly. They get paid for hours
they work--i.e. every hour we are able to bill they will be paid. Most are senior level people with a lot of experience and paid well.

I'm trying to anticipate how to handle the case should one of my employees get called for Jury Duty. As with most states, Alabama requires we continue paying employees while on JD, minus what the court pays them..

Given that some employes are paid $90+/hour for the hours they work how can I possibly be obligated to "pay their normal wages" while not being able to derive any revenue them?

Any suggestions? Clearer understanding?

Thanks
 

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Tim, wrong type of "Contracting" for this forum.

However, being from Alabama & knowing the laws on this, my only truthful suggestion is that you consult with a lawyer that knows the labor laws, before this becomes an issue. You may or may not have a valid workaround based on your structure of pay - but I doubt it. The other catch is what does your contract with the DOD and all those wonderful clauses state - it may still be a requirment, even if you get around the State's requirments. Good luck
 

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What's this jury duty stuff in Alabama?...I thought you guys took a quick straw vote, brought the son of a ***** around back and shot him....:w00t:
 

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What's this jury duty stuff in Alabama?...I thought you guys took a quick straw vote, brought the son of a ***** around back and shot him....:w00t:
Mostly, but those politicians - we love stringing them along for a while :whistling

I thought AZ was bad with public coruption issues, they don't hold a candle to these guys

I am curious though, anyone else have to pay an employees full wages while they pull jury duty (mandated by the state)?
 

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I am curious though, anyone else have to pay an employees full wages while they pull jury duty (mandated by the state)?
I just got kicked off a murder trial a few weeks ago. Took three days and they finally gave me the boot. I think I offered too much information or some silly thing. They didn't like that a girlfriend shot me in my foot with my own shot gun. Picky Picky.:laughing:

Anyway, I got full pay for the three days. I get paid vacations, sick days, holidays, personal days, 100% health, dental, vision. Not to mention retirement. All paid for in full, by me of course.:clap:
 
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