Jury Duty Leave for Employees in Colorado

No employer in Colorado may discharge an employee or threaten to discharge an employee or coerce an employee with threat of discharge because the employee is called to jury service. Further, an employer may make no demands on an employee summoned to jury duty service that would substantially interfere with the effective performance of that service.

Paid time off. All regularly employed trial or grand jurors must be paid their regular wages up to $50 per day unless mutually agreed otherwise by the employer and employee by their employers for the first three days of jury service or any part of a day. The court will excuse an employer or self-employed juror from the duty of compensation if it finds the requirement would cause the employer financial hardship. Failure to compensate an employee for the first three days or part days of jury duty service without excuse from the court makes the employer liable to the employee for the unpaid compensation.