On January 1, the minimum wage rose to $11 per hour in New Jersey as the next step in the multi-year process to reach the end goal of $15 per hour. Each year, the minimum wage will rise $1, and on January 1, 2024, employers will be required to offer $15 per hour at that time. Any workers employed in agriculture or seasonal work will now receive $10.30 per hour. Employees of businesses with five or less staff members will also receive this amount. In 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed the bill into law that would raise the minimum wage within four years. Over the summer, the rate rose from $8.85 to $10 per hour.
Lawmakers in New Jersey wish to level the playing field for workers throughout New Jersey who earn the minimum wage at their jobs. By gradually raising the rate, employers will be able to implement the new wage totals and adjust to the ultimate goal of $15 per hour. It is important for employees to earn a fair wage for work they accomplished and to make a living that adequately suits their needs.
If you believe that your employer failed to provide you with a fair wage, our Cherry Hill employment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. will fight for your rights. Call us today at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free case review. From our offices in Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, we proudly serve clients throughout South Jersey and Pennsylvania.