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Overtime: New Jersey

Overtime 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


  • New Jersey follows the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in calculating the regular rate of pay for employees. See The Regular Rate.
  • While there is overlap between the FLSA and New Jersey law regarding overtime, New Jersey law includes exceptions for certain industries. See Computing Overtime.
  • New Jersey recognizes the "fluctuating workweek" method of calculating overtime. See The Fluctuating Workweek.
  • New Jersey restricts the number of hours that minors and employees of health care facilities can be required to work in a workday or a workweek. See Limitations on Working Overtime Hours.
  • Paying employees for compensatory time may be unlawful under New Jersey law. See Compensatory Time.