Employment Law Update: The New Year will Bring New Minimum Wage Rates


Effective January 1, 2022, New Jersey’s statewide minimum wage for most employees will increase from $12.00 per hour to $13.00 per hour. The following minimum wage rates will also go into effect:

  • Tipped employees: $5.13 per hour;
  • Seasonal and small employers with fewer than 6 employees: $11.90 per hour;
  • Agricultural employees and piece-rate wage: $11.05 per hour; and
  • Long-term care facility staff: $16.00 per hour.

If you are an employer and have questions regarding the minimum wage laws or any other employment laws contact Tracy Armstrong or another member of the Wilentz Employment Law Team.

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