New Jersey Wage Theft Act

New Jersey recently amended its wage and hour laws to include increased protections for employees under the new Wage Theft Act. The law increases employer penalties for wage and hour violations, extends the statute of limitations for filing wage and hour claims, and offers enhanced protection from retaliation against employees who file wage and hour claims. The Act makes New Jersey one of the strongest advocates for fair wage and hour compliance in the nation. Under the Wage Theft Act,[…] Read More

NJ Minimum Wage Hike

Last February, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase will happen gradually over the next five years. The state legislature will gradually take New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour for most workers by 2024. Additionally, the state’s current pay floor of $8.85 was raised by $1.15 an hour to $10 per hour on July 1. The next hike is planned for January 1st, when it will[…] Read More

Minimum Wage

Every worker is guaranteed to be paid a minimum wage. Federal law requires that employees be paid $7.25 per hour. New Jersey law, however, requires that employees be paid $8.38 per hour.  There are a variety of ways that employers will fail to pay a minimum wage. For example:- Your employer may deduct breaks that you never took from your pay.- Your employer may not pay you for all compensable time. – If you are a tipped employee, your employer[…] Read More