New Jersey Minimum Wage Hike Effective January 1

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On January 1, 2015, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.25 per hour to $8.38 per hour.  In November 2013, voters approved a constitutional amendment to initially raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour and then raise it annually according to the cost-of-living increases tied to the Consumer Price Index (“CPI”).  Each September, these annual increases are calculated.

As a result, employers must begin paying employees at least $8.38 per hour beginning January 1, 2015.  Please feel free to contact Connell Foley’s labor and employment law attorneys if you have any questions regarding the minimum wage increase.