New Jersey Becomes the Fourth State to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15/hour

On February 4, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that gradually raises the minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2024. However, the law does include separate requirements for some sectors of the workforce, such as farmworkers, seasonal workers, tipped employees, and employees of businesses with less than six workers, who will have to wait longer to reach the $15 threshold. The law applies to private employers of all sizes, as well as public employers, specifically the State and all counties, municipalities and school districts. The gradual raise in minimum wage for each workforce sector is set forth as follow: With the exception of employees listed below, the bill raises the curren

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