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4.11.19 – Jury Duty Pay

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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How is Jury Duty paid?

In accordance with JCBA Section 3.G., Jury Duty is paid at a daily rate of 4:15 pay and credit.

The timing of when you submit your summons to the Company may have an impact on how many days you will be paid for jury duty.

Please refer to the examples below to determine how you will be paid based on when you submit your summons and your jury duty obligation.

It is recommended that you submit your summons to your FSM as soon as you receive it.

 

Submitting your summons prior to PBS awards…

If you submit your Jury Duty summons to the Company before PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time) a planned absence will be added for each day that you are required to appear/call in for jury duty and the following day. You will receive a daily credit at the rate of four (4) hours and fifteen (15) minutes pay and credit per day. (JCBA Section 3.G.1.)

Example 1 – Your summons requires you to call in for possible jury duty:

  • Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time).
  • Summons is for the possibility to appear May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior (May 5) and each subsequent day through May 9.
  • You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for May 5 through May 11.

Example 2 – Your summons requires you to appear for jury duty:

  • Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time).
  • Summons requires you to appear beginning May 6 through May 10. However, you are not required to call in the day prior.
  • You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day, as required on the summons, beginning May 6 through May 10 and the following day (May 11).

Example 3 – Your summons requires you to call in for Jury Duty. Once you appear, you are chosen for a jury pool or required to appear beyond the original dates of the summons:
  • Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time).
  • Summons requires you to appear May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior (May 5).
  • You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day as required on the summons, beginning May 5 through May 10 and the following day (May 11).


If you are required to remain on call or are required to report for jury duty and you are on a Reserve day of availability or have a sequence conflict, you will be paid the daily credit for each day of the jury duty obligation. If you are released from jury duty after 1200, you shall be eligible for pay protection at the daily rate for the following day (assuming the sequence that was given up was operated on such date) but not thereafter. (JCBA Section 3.G.3.)

  • You are required to appear or were chosen for a jury pool extending your service after May 10.
  • After May 10, you will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day as required to appear for jury duty and had a sequence/reserve duty conflict.
  • You will be paid and credited for the following day at the end of the jury/appearance if you are released after 1200pm.
  • In the example below, the last day you are required to appear for jury duty is May 16 after 12pm. You will be removed for sequences on May 12-13 and May 17-18.

 

Submitting your summons after PBS awards…

If you jury duty summons is submitted to the Company after PBS awards are final and such jury duty assignment conflicts with a scheduled sequence, training day or reserve days, you will be paid at the daily rate for the day scheduled to appear/call in for jury duty and the following day. (JCBA Section 3.G.2.)

Example 4 – Your summons requires you to call in for possible jury duty:

  • Jury Duty Summons submitted after PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time).
  • Summons is for May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior, beginning May 5 and each subsequent day including May 9.
  • You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for the days removed from your sequence.

If you are required to remain on call or are required to report for jury duty and you are on a Reserve day of availability or have a sequence conflict, you will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for each day of the jury duty obligation. If you are released from jury duty after 1200, you may be eligible for Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 for the following day (assuming the sequence that was given up was operated on such date) but not thereafter. (JCBA Section 3.G.3.)

Example 5 –  Your summons require you to appear and released before 12pm:

  • Jury Duty Summons submitted after PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time).
  • Summons is for May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior, beginning May 5 and each subsequent day including May 9.

Example 6 –  Your summons require you to appear and released after 12pm:

  • You were selected to be on a jury that ended May 17 after 12pm.
  • You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for each day there is a sequence conflict for the day you call in, appear, and the following day.

 

Full month of jury duty…A Lineholder who is serving on jury duty for a full month will be paid to her/his applicable monthly maximum.  A Reserve serving on jury duty for a full month will be paid on the basis of sequences missed as described above.  In no case would such Reserve be paid and credited less than her/his applicable monthly guarantee, and in no case more than her/his applicable monthly maximum. (JCBA Section 3.G.4.)

A Lineholder will bid in PBS as normally and will receive a PPO (Pay Purpose Only) award. If your PBS award is 90 hours or less, you will receive 90 hours of pay. If your PBS award is 90:01 hours or more, you will receive 110 hours of pay.

A Reserve serving on jury duty for a full month will be paid the reserve guarantee of 75 hours.

24 in 7 legalities…

If, through any combination of a Flight Attendant’s scheduled duty with the Company and jury duty, she/he is not provided with at least one (1) calendar day off in seven (7), such Flight Attendant shall have the right to move her/his scheduled day(s) off as necessary to provide the required minimum one (1) day off. (JCBA Section 3.G.4.)

Example 7

  • You are sitting reserve and selected for jury duty that ends on May 17.
  • Through the combination of Jury Duty and RSV days you do not have at least one (1) calendar day off in seven (7).
  • You will be able to move one of their reserve days to another scheduled day off.

Example 8

  • You are a Lineholder selected for jury duty that ends on May 17.

  • The combination of Jury Duty and scheduled sequence does not leave at least one (1) calendar day off in seven (7), so you will be removed from your sequence.

In Unity,

Erik Harris
APFA National Contract Chair
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