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Hours Worked: New Jersey

Hours Worked requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: John Sarno, Employer's Association of New Jersey

Updating Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


  • While there is overlap between the Fair Labor Standards Act and New Jersey law regarding hours worked, there are several distinctions.
  • An employee who by request of his or her employer reports for duty usually must be paid for at least one hour. See Show-Up Time / Reporting Time.
  • New Jersey's rules for on-call time are similar but not identical to the FLSA. See On-Call Time.
  • New Jersey follows the FLSA with regard to meal breaks, except with regard to employees under 18 years of age. See Break Periods.