New Jersey Wage & Hour Facts

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The following general guidelines provide an overview of the New Jersey Wage Payment Law and Wage and Hour Law. These guidelines address only the requirements of New Jersey law.

Federal law imposes additional requirements applicable to New Jersey employers, such as, for example, the revised overtime rules implemented under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which took effect nationwide on August 23, 2004. Employers must comply with the requirements of federal and state law, which are not always the same. Where federal and state law differ, employers must follow the rule that provides the greater benefit to the employee.