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Minimum Wage: New Jersey

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey


  • Employees in New Jersey must be paid not less than the minimum hourly rate established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or at the rate provided by New Jersey law, whichever is greater. See Minimum Wage.
  • A tip credit is available for occupations in which gratuities are common. See Credit for Tipped Employees.
  • Deductions from wages may be made only for specific reasons and agreements. To deduct wages for other purposes is typically unenforceable. See Deductions.