On Thursday, New Jersey legislators ironed out an agreement regarding the proposed $15 minimum wage hike. The legislation would gradually raise it within a five-year period. By July 1 of this year, the amount will rise to $10 per hour, and $11 by January 1, 2020. For each year going forward, the minimum wage will rise to $1 until it reaches its $15 goal on January 1, 2024. Currently, it rose to $8.85 per hour earlier this month.
Companies should pay a fair wage for work accomplished by their staff and time spent completing their work. Although disputes over the minimum wage hike continue to concern business owners and employees alike, many proponents of the legislation feel it is time to level the playing field and empower those struggling to earn a living wage. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ensures that workers will be paid the established state minimum wage.
If you believe that your employer violated your rights by failing to offer fair compensation, contact our New Jersey FLSA lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates P.C. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced employee discrimination lawyer. We serve clients throughout New Jersey, including Cherry Hill and South Jersey from our offices in Pennsauken, New Jersey and Philadelphia.