Effective July 24, 2009, the minimum wage rate in New Jersey is $7.25 per hour. Most employees have minimum wage protection under the law. There are exceptions such as automobile salespersons, outside salespersons and minors under the age of 18, except for minors working in retail, food service, the first processing of farm products, beauty culture occupations, laundry, cleaning and dyeing occupations, light manufacturing and apparel occupations and hotel and motel occupations.
The employer must pay all outstanding wages due to an employee, by the next regular payday designated for the pay period regardless of whether the employee quit or was fired.
New Jersey Overtime Law
Under New Jersey Overtime Law, Overtime must be paid at the rate of time and one half after forty hours of actual work in a seven-day workweek, with the exception of certain salaried employees who meet the definition of an executive, administrative or professional.
To learn more about New Jersey Wage and Hour Law and New Jersey Overtime Law visit the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development at http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wagehour/wagehour_index.html
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