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New Jersey Legislature Considers Raising Minimum Wage for Subcontractors at Transportation Centers

The New Jersey Legislature is considering a bill (S-3226; A-4870) to raise the minimum wage for employees of subcontractors at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Station, and the Hoboken Terminal. If the bill passes, the minimum wage for these employees could be as high as $17.98 an hour, which would effectively eliminate and, in fact, more than double the current state minimum wage of $8.44 an hour.

New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2017

New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.38 per hour to $8.44 per hour effective January 1, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced.

New Jersey Minimum Wage Will Hold Steady In 2016

New Jersey’s minimum wage will remain at $8.38 per hour for 2016, the state government recently announced.

New Jersey Increases Minimum Wage

New Jersey joins a national trend of at least ten states that have tied their minimum wage increases to inflation after voters approved an amendment to the State Constitution on November 5, 2013. Cost-of-living adjustments will occur every September 1 and are tied to the Consumer Price Index. Voters also approved an increase in minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.25.

New Jersey Raises Minimum Wage

On January 1, a voter-approved amendment to the New Jersey Constitution went into effect that raised the state minimum wage for almost all employees from $7.25 per hour to $8.25.

New Jersey Adds Minimum Wage with Automatic Increases to Its Constitution

On November 5, New Jersey became the fifth state to add a minimum wage to its state constitution with 61 percent of voters supporting the ballot question. This was a hotly contested issue as business groups and unions spent significant money and time advocating for their respective positions. The constitutional amendment raises the state minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour and sets automatic increases which are tied into the rate of inflation starting in January 2014. New Jersey is now the fifth state to add a minimum wage to its constitution — Florida, Colorado, Nevada, and Ohio already have such provisions — and the 11th state in the country that has automatic increases to the minimum wage.

Legal Alert: New Jersey Governor Conditionally Vetoes Minimum Wage Increase

Executive Summary: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a $1.25 minimum wage hike, instead proposing a $1.00 increase that will phase in over three years.

New Jersey Minimum Wage Advisory Commission Recommends that State Minimum Wage Be Raised to $8.50 per Hour in 2009.

On December 23, 2008, the State of New Jersey Minimum Wage Advisory Commission issued its Second Annual Report.

New Jersey Minimum Wage Advisory Commission Seeks Public Comments On The Adequacy Of The Minimum Wage.

From now until September 7, 2008, the New Jersey Minimum Wage Advisory Commission is seeking written, public comments concerning the adequacy of New Jersey’s minimum wage. The Commission annually evaluates the adequacy of the state’s minimum wage, and then makes a formal recommendation to the Legislature as to whether any minimum wage increase is necessary.

New Jersey Legislature Declines To Increase State Minimum Wage.

The New Jersey Legislature declined to increase the state minimum wage from $7.15 per hour before ending its session for the extended summer recess, despite a strong December 21, 2007 recommendation by the State of New Jersey Minimum Wage Advisory Commission that the state minimum wage be immediately increased to $8.25 per hour (the poverty threshold wage for a three-person family in 2007).
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