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Why Do Workers with Disabilities Still Experience Wage Discrimination?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only 19.1 percent of disabled adults have jobs. Many disabled workers only earn substandard wages in the range of $2.15 an hour. Surprisingly, it is federal law that creates a loophole, making low pay possible and legal. Poverty is a real and pressing issue for the disabled […]

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Minimum Wage Going Up in New Jersey Effective January 1

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 […]

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Is Your Employer Compensating You Fairly? Common NJ Wage and Hour Violations

 

While New Jersey’s wage and hour laws, as well as the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), set forth comprehensive guidelines to ensure workers are compensated fairly for their time worked, not all employees are aware of their rights under the law and they may be receiving unfair compensation. New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws Under […]

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Employers to be Banned from Requesting Salary History from Applicants

 

Under a recently signed bill, employers in New Jersey will soon be banned from asking job applicants to reveal their salary history. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed the bill on Thursday in effort to promote equal pay for women and minorities in the state. The law, which will go into effect in six months, also […]

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New Jersey Raises Minimum Wage

 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation in February 2019 to raise the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 per hour within five years. On July 1, the New Jersey minimum wage rose from $8.85 per hour to $10 per hour for most workers. During former Governor Chris Christie’s term, efforts to bring about a $15 […]

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Labor Department Alleges South Jersey Diner Violated Wage Laws

 

The New Jersey Labor Department alleges that a South Jersey Diner violated wage laws. On Wednesday, a civil suit was filed in federal court in Camden, New Jersey claiming that the diner failed to pay direct wages to some servers and other employees. They allegedly only received tips and failed to receive overtime pay even […]

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Union Files Complaint for Lost Wages

 

The Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) labor union recently filed a complaint against Hackensack Meridian Health, claiming that a payroll mistake has left thousands of their members with incorrect paychecks. Some received less than they were owed, while others were not paid at all. HPAE, which represents over 2,000 workers, claims that the problem has […]

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New Jersey Legislators Iron Out $15 Minimum Wage Agreement

 

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 […]

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Paid Sick Leave Arrives for New Jersey Workers

 

Effective Monday, October 29, all full- and part-time workers in New Jersey are now eligible for paid sick leave. The legislation, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in May, is likely to benefit nearly 1.2 million workers in the Garden State, many of whom work in food and personal-care service industries. The law allows employees to […]

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New Jersey State Worker’s Donated-Leave Law

 

Under the state’s existing donated-leave policy, an employee is eligible to receive donated leave from a co-worker if they have exhausted all their accrued sick time, vacation days, or administrative leave. However, New Jersey lawmakers are in the process of turning what was once just a policy into a codified law. The bill will allow state workers to […]

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