Reminder That a Minimum Wage Hike is Pending

Date: October 14, 2020

Minimum Wage – 2021

It is not an easy time for small businesses to face higher operating costs. But we want to remind our members that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will go up by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021.

The minimum hourly wage for employees of a small employer or those engaged in seasonal work will increase to $11.10, while employees who work on a farm for an hourly or piece-rate wage will see their minimum hourly wage increase to $10.44, both rising from $10.30. 

The law, signed in February, 2019, incrementally increases the minimum hourly wage to $15 (in 2024) for most employees, but gives seasonal, small, and agricultural employers more time to reach the new minimum threshold. 

Once the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour, the state Constitution specifies that it continue to increase annually based on any increase in the Consumer Price Index. 

For more information on the minimum wage, visit: https://www.nj.gov/labor/forms_pdfs/wagehour/mw-571.pdf 

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