NJ Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment to Increase Minimum Wage

11.08.2013

On Tuesday, New Jersey voters approved a Constitutional amendment which will increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour on January 1, 2014 and will tie future annual increases to increases in the consumer price index for all urban wage earners and clerical workers.  As we discussed here, however, the amendment does not provide a mechanism for reducing the minimum wage in years in which the economy regresses. Future blogs will discuss the impact of this increase on other wage and hour issues. For more information about New Jersey’s minimum wage requirement and our firm’s wage and hour compliance audit services, please contact John R. Vreeland, Esq., Director of the firm’s Wage & Hour Compliance Practice Groupjvreeland@genovaburns.com, or Joseph V. Manney, Esq.jmanney@genovaburns.com.

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