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New Jersey Minimum Hourly Wage Increasing to $8.85

Low-wage workers in New Jersey will soon see a 25-cent increase in the minimum hourly wage, to $8.85. Since 2013, the state’s annual increases in minimum hourly wages have been based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. The new minimum wage rate for overtime (over 40 hours in a week) should be $13.28. Workers who work on salary, piece, or task rates will often be eligible for overtime, even if not paid on an hourly rate, unless there is a specific exemption that applies to them.

New Jersey employers are also required to give their state employees notices about the employees’ rights under certain state and federal laws. These notices need to be posted and followed. ​​​