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

Recovering Overtime Pay in New Jersey

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that requires employers to abide by certain wage and hour laws. Besides minimum wage standards, the FLSA addresses overtime issues, outlining the conditions that require employers to pay overtime and lay out the rules for which employees are exempt. In states with stricter codes than those in the FLSA, the stricter laws supersede. When it comes to overtime, New Jersey adopts federal standards. The federal statues set out in the[…] Read More

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