New Jersey minimum wage increases to $11 Jan. 1
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New Jersey minimum wage increases to $11 Jan. 1

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

New Jersey’s minimum wage will go up by $1, to $11 per hour for most employees, on January 1, 2020, as part of a scheduled increase.

The remaining employees fall into categories whose wage will go up on a different timetable. For example, those who engage in seasonal employment, work on a farm for an hourly or piece-rate wage, or who work for an employer with fewer than six employees will see their minimum wage increase to $10.30 per hour.

The increases in the minimum wage rate are the result of legislation signed by Governor Murphy in February that incrementally increases the state minimum wage to reach $15 per hour by 2024 for most employees. Seasonal, small, and agriculture employers are given more time to reach the minimum of $15 per hour.

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