Overtime: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey
- New Jersey follows the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in calculating the regular rate of pay for employees. See The Regular Rate.
- While there is overlap between the FLSA and New Jersey law regarding overtime, New Jersey law includes exceptions for certain industries. See Computing Overtime.
- New Jersey recognizes the "fluctuating workweek" method of calculating overtime. See The Fluctuating Workweek.
- New Jersey restricts the number of hours that minors and employees of health care facilities can be required to work in a workday or a workweek. See Limitations on Working Overtime Hours.
- Paying employees for compensatory time may be unlawful under New Jersey law. See Compensatory Time.