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Minimum Wage: New Jersey

Minimum Wage 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


  • Employees in New Jersey must be paid a minimum hourly rate established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or at the rate provided by New Jersey law, whichever is greater. See Minimum Wage.
  • Employers are entitled to a tip credit for the gratuities or tips received by employees. See Tip Credit.
  • Deductions from wages may be made only for specific reasons and agreements. To deduct wages for other purposes is typically unenforceable. See Deductions.