In Arizona, an employer is not required to pay an employee any wages for time spent complying with a jury summons or serving on a jury. However, an employer may not discharge or otherwise penalize an employee for complying with a jury summons or serving on a jury.
Although an employer must allow an employee time off to comply with a lawful jury summons or to serve on a jury, the employer may not require the employee to use vacation or sick leave or PTO time for time spent responding to a jury summons or serving on a jury. Time off of work associated with a jury summons or serving on a jury is unpaid unless the employee chooses to use those benefits.
When an employee returns from jury service, he or she must be returned to the same position or to a higher position if the employee would have been entitled to the higher position had they not served jury duty. An employee cannot lose seniority while serving as a juror.
As always, knowledge is power. Consult an experienced employment lawyer for any questions or concerns regarding jury duty.