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Payroll and Paychecks in New Jersey

How frequency must your employer pay you? 

New Jersey law requires most employees be paid the full amount of their wages at least twice a month on regular paydays designated in advance. N.J.S.A. § 34:11-4.2. Each regular payday must be no more than 10 working days after the end of the pay period for which payment is made.  Executives, supervisors and some other employees may be paid once per month

If I am fired or quit my job, when must my employer give me my last paycheck? 

Regardless of the reason a New Jersey employee leaves work, she is entitled to be paid all wages due her no later than the regular payday for the pay period. See N.J.S.A. § 34:11-4.3. 

Must my employer pay me for my unused sick time and vacation time?

Unfortunately, employees are not entitled to be paid for unused vacation or sick time unless they have contractual rights to such payments or their employers have a policy of doing so.  If you are leaving your job and have accrued sick time or vacation time, you should check your employee handbook or manual (and collective bargaining agreement or contract, if you have one) to determine your rights.

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