What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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New Jersey Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2023, New Jersey's minimum wage is $14.13 per hour for most workers, with annual increases planned until it reaches $15 per hour. Employers are required to comply with this state-mandated minimum wage, which is significantly higher than the federal rate.


Meal & Rest Breaks

While New Jersey law does not require employers to provide meal or rest breaks for adult employees, minors must receive a 30-minute break after working five continuous hours. This requirement ensures the well-being of younger workers in the workforce.

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Filing Claims

In New Jersey, employees must file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within two years of the date the wages were due. This period allows employees to recover wages lost due to unpaid overtime, matching the federal statute of limitations.


New Jersey Overtime Pay Laws

New Jersey requires overtime pay at a rate of one and a half times the employee's regular rate for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek. Employers must ensure they adhere to these overtime rules to maintain compliance with state labor laws.

Overtime Laws

Protections for workers

Unique to New Jersey, the state's Wage and Hour Law extends overtime pay requirements to all employers regardless of size, unlike the federal FLSA that applies to businesses with an annual sales volume of at least $500,000. This ensures broader protection for employees in smaller businesses not covered under federal law.