Jury Duty Leave for Employees in Louisiana

In Louisiana, no employer may discharge any employee called to serve or serving on jury duty without cause. Rules providing for the discharge of employee who are called to serve or are serving on any grand jury or any jury at any criminal or civil trial may not be made or enforced.

Paid time off. Any person who is regularly employed in Louisiana who is called to serve on a state petit or grand jury is entitled to up to one day's leave of absence for the time required for jury duty. The individual may not lose any wages, sick, emergency or personal leave, or any other benefits on account of the jury service leave of absence. An employer that violates this provision is required to pay the employee full wages for one day of the period the employee missed for jury service, without reduction in sick, emergency or personal leave, or any other benefit.