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Legislative Updates

Minimum Wage Rate to Increase

219th Legislative Session Legislative Updates Minimum Wage Updates

On January 1, 2022, New Jersey’s minimum wage rate will increase to $13 per hour for most employers. This increase, which was statutorily set to rise annually, will continue to do so on the first of the year until reaching $15 per hour in 2024.

Seasonal and small employers, defined as business with less than six employees, were given until 2026 to reach $15 per hour. As a result, on January 1, 2022 their minimum wage rate will be $11.90 per hour. Agricultural workers are guided by a separate minimum wage timetable and will see their minimum wage increase to $11.05 per hour. Additionally, long-term care facility direct care staff will see their minimum wage rise to $16 per hour.
To read the press release issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, please click here.
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