Pay & Attendance
Do I get paid for jury duty?
The compensation for jury service is $10 a day for each day served, plus a mileage fee. You are paid only for the days you are required to report in and are present. If you are not called to come in, GO TO WORK.
- We do payroll every 2 weeks
- It will include your $10 per day and mileage
- Narrows Bridge toll and Pierce County Ferry fees are also reimbursed, but in a separate check at the end of the month.
- It is your responsibility to talk to your employer about if you are paid your wages while you are on jury duty and how they deal with $10 payment.
- On your check, you can only see some of the dates you are paid for due to a small window. You can print an Attendance Report if desired.
Attendance Report - Workslips
We provide workslips. This is a letter from us to you and will list the dates of your jury service.
You can print your own work slip by going to our website. Look for 'Print - Jury Attendance Report'. Input your badge number and date of birth. You or your employer can print a workslip listing the days you have been marked here into attendance for jury duty.
You can also contact us to print a work slip for you. We can mail, FAX or e-mail it to you.
Your mileage is automatically calculated based upon your zip code. You will receive a check every two weeks with your mileage and daily juror pay calculated together for the days you were in attendance.
If you choose to receive bus tickets (completed the short application on your first day of jury duty), you will not be reimbursed for mileage.
Narrows Bridge – Automatically calculated for jurors that cross the bridge.
- Pays the current commuter bridge fee.
· Pierce County Ferry Fees- To Be Reimbursed:
- In the jury office- to fill out a form asking for the amount that you paid.
- Processed at the end of each month. (This is separate from the Pay & Mileage check
- You should receive the check between the 3-4 week of the next month.
WAIVE JURY PAY?
Waived Juror pay will help lower the cost of running court.
If you, or your employer would rather not receive the daily jury pay of $10, you can fill out the Juror Fee Waiver form.
You have the option to waive....
- The daily pay of $10
- The mileage
- Both the daily pay and mileage.
What do you have to do?
- Double check with your employer HR/Bookkeeper
- Fill out the waiver form and sign it.
- Email or bring with you to jury administration.
- Turn in before Thursday of your report week.
- We cannot change this after we do payroll.
Employer Responsibilities - Jury RCW 2.36.165
It is against the law, per RCW 2.36.165, for an employer to fire or demote or harass an employee because they serve as a juror. RCW 2.36.165(2) states 'An employer shall not deprive an employee of employment or threaten, coerce, or harass an employee, or deny an employee promotional opportunities because the employee receives a summons, responds to the summons, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective jury service.' However, the law does not require that the employee be paid in full while serving.