Magazine article Personnel Journal

O.J. Simpson Murder Trial Raises Jury Duty Questions

Magazine article Personnel Journal

O.J. Simpson Murder Trial Raises Jury Duty Questions

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WHILE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WRESTLES WITH questions about O.J. Simpson's innocence in the murder of his former wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, California employers are reviewing their jury duty policies for length of service. During jury selection last October, Judge Lance Ito estimated that the jury's service may last as long as six months a long time for many employers to be without their workers' services.

Jury duty policies are as varied as the employers who set them. Although California law specifies that employers don't have to pay employees on jury duty, some firms allow workers as much time off with pay as they need to fulfill their civic duties. Others impose limits of 10, 20 or more days, with or without pay.

Los Angeles-based Auto Club of Southern California gives its 5,300 employees the opportunity to serve up to 30 days with pay for jury service, and allows jurors to keep the money they receive from the court. …

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