On Friday, September 29, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) announced that the minimum wage will increase 16 cents from $8.44 per hour to $8.60 per hour on January 1, 2018. Minimum wage increases are tied to a constitutional amendment that voters approved in 2013. As the New Jersey minimum wage rate will continue to be higher than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour, New Jersey employers (that are otherwise not exempted by industry or occupation) must continue to comply with the New Jersey rate. Please contact the attorneys of Connell Foley's labor and employment practice if you have any questions in preparation for the new minimum wage rate.
New Jersey Increases Minimum Wage Rate