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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Continuation of wages when serving as a juror. Requires an employer to continue the wages or salary of an employee who has been summoned for jury service. Provides that an employer may require an employee whose wages or salary has been continued by the employer because the employee has been summoned for jury service to reimburse the employer for the amount that was paid to the employee by the county, city, or town for jury service. Allows an action to be filed in court by an employee who is due wages or salary from the employee's employer for the time spent away from employment for jury service, and allows additional liquidated damages and reasonable attorney's fees to be awarded by the court. Provides that: (1) an employee of a governmental entity who accepts property from a governmental entity; or (2) a public servant who permits the payment of property to an employee of a governmental entity; for jury service does not commit ghost employment.