Fair Wages NJ: What are Your Rights?

Know your rights. If you’re working for more than you’re getting compensated for, you should know what the laws are for fair wages NJ.  Whether you’re part of a union or on your own, it can be difficult to confront an employer about not being compensated appropriately. But you’re not alone. There are laws to protect you and lawyers who know how to do it.

At the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland, we want to support you to get the justice you deserve in the workplace. We specialize in cases including fair wages NJ and PA, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, worker’s comp, personal injury and vehicle accident, among others. We offer legal guidance and seek remedies for our clients.

What is legally considered as fair wages NJ?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, there are certain rights you are entitled to as a worker, no matter whether you are part time or full time. The Act establishes standards for employers in minimum wage, overtime wages, record keeping, and matters concerning child labor. Relating to fair wages, the Act states:

  1.      You deserve a minimum wage of 7.25 per hour, as of 2009. Tipped employees must be given a minimum wage of 2.13 per hour, and if they do not reach the minimum (7.25) per hour, the employer must make up the difference.
  2.      Overtime pays at time-and-a-half rate after the full 40 hours of work in a week.

For more information or to receive legal guidance about your case, please be in touch with us at the Law Offices of Thomas More Holland. You can reach us at 215-839-3075.

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