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WA Supremes – No Minimum Wage for Jurors

In an 8-1 decision April 9, the Supreme Court ruled that jury duty is not traditional employment and therefore not subject to the state’s Minimum Wage Act.  A copy of the opinion is online here.

If you would like to see jurors paid more for their service, capped now at a paltry $10 per day, mention in to your State Representative or Senator.  Juries are important to the functioning of our judicial system, and folks should not have to choose between their civic duties and their light bill.