DOL Overtime Expansion: Millions of Workers Affected

The Department of Labor (DOL) has expanded overtime protections, impacting millions of workers nationwide. This change directly affects workers in New Jersey, many of whom are unaware of their rights. Understanding these new rules is crucial for anyone subject to non-compete agreements or unsure about their eligibility for overtime pay. What You Need to Know About the DOL Overtime Expansion? Under the new DOL regulations, more workers qualify for overtime pay. Starting July 1, 2024, the threshold has now increased[…] Read More

Understanding Employee Wage and Hour Disputes

As an employee, understanding your rights is essential for ensuring fair treatment in the workplace. One of the most common issues employees face is wage and hour disputes. It is crucial for you, as a worker in New Jersey, to know your rights and understand what steps to take when faced with such a dispute. Wage and hour laws are in place to protect employees from unfair pay practices. They dictate the minimum wage an employer can pay, overtime pay[…] Read More

What Counts as Wage Theft in New Jersey?

Wage theft is an alarming issue that affects countless employees, often unbeknownst to them. It involves the exploitation of workers through the denial of wages or benefits rightfully owed to them. In New Jersey, various actions may constitute wage theft. Wage theft is not merely about employers failing to pay their employees. It encompasses a broad array of actions where an employer intentionally underpays an employee or fails to pay overtime, among other unscrupulous practices. The key element is intent—the[…] Read More

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