THE NEW JERSEY minimum wage is $8.38 per hour and will increase to $8.44 per hour in 2017. For overtime hours, you are entitled to an overtime rate of time and a half for hours over 40. For example, if you earn minimum wage in 2017, every hour worked over 40 hours must be compensated at a rate of $12.66, unless you are in an exempt position. Exempt categories include executive and professionally trained workers, as well as outside sales people. Such exemptions should be applied very narrowly, however. You should contact Legal Services if you have any questions about whether you are entitled to overtime pay.If you think you have been underpaid for your work, this article lists 10 things you should know!
This information last reviewed: Dec 20, 2016