What Should I Do if My Employer Is Not Paying Me Minimum Wage?

The minimum wage in New Jersey is currently $13 per hour and will increase to $14.13 on Jan. 1, 2023. By law, employers are required to pay non-salaried employees at least minimum wage for certain job positions, and you have legal rights to receive minimum wage and to be paid for all time worked. Employers cannot skirt the law by demanding employees to work during unpaid times, such as breaks or lunch, adjust pay rates based on performance, or consider[…] Read More

Does New Jersey Have a Pay Transparency Law?

One type of pay transparency is employers revealing a position’s salary range to applicants during the hiring process. It also refers to employees exchanging information about compensation and noting possible discrepancies. As of September 2021, 17 states have passed laws requiring pay transparency from employers. Addressing wage disparity between coworkers reveals whether an employer is providing unequal pay for equal work. Listing salary during the hiring process allow prospective employees to gauge whether the employer provides fair compensation for the[…] Read More

What Are My Rights as a Seasonal Employee?

South Jersey experiences a biannual influx of jobs. One occurs around December, and the other between May and September, also known as the summer season. These positions are designed to be short-term and are known as seasonal employment. Hospitality, retail, food, and other industries seek out new personnel to help them through these busy periods. Every worker, whether short-term or long-term, have rights protected by law. Their rights depend on many factors, including the job type and the state where[…] Read More

Is Not Paying Overtime Illegal?

Not paying overtime is illegal in most cases. Federal law dictates that all hourly, also known as non-exempt, employees be paid overtime for hours they work over 40 in a given week. It is important to note that working more than eight hours a day does not constitute overtime. Overtime kicks in when an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek. The overtime rate is 1.5 times the employee’s regular pay rate. Therefore, an hourly employee making $20 an[…] Read More

New Jersey Overtime Laws

Unfortunately, there are employers who go to great lengths to avoid paying their employees for the extra hours they put in at work. Everyone should know their rights under the law so they can be sure they are being paid correctly and fairly. In New Jersey, overtime wages must be paid when an employee works more than 40 hours in a seven-day work week. Overtime pay is equal to one and a half times the employee’s hourly wage. There are[…] Read More