New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 12 - LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 56 - WAGE AND HOUR
Subchapter 3 - MINIMUM WAGE RATES
Section 12:56-3.1 - Statutory minimum wage rates for specific years

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 12:56-3.1

§ 12:56-3.1. Statutory minimum wage rates for specific years

(a) Except as provided at N.J.A.C. 12:56-3.2, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5, every employee shall, effective January 1, 2021, be paid not less than $ 12.00 per hour or the minimum wage rate set by section 6(a)(1) of the Federal "Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938" (29 U.S.C. §206(a)(1), whichever is greater.

(b) For the period from January 1, 2020 through January 1, 2024, on an annual basis, on or about September 30, the Department shall, through a public notice published in the New Jersey Register, revise the minimum hourly wage set forth in (a) above, so as to be the greater of either an amount based on any percentage increase during the one-year period of August of the prior year through August of the current year of the consumer price index (CPI) for all urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W, U.S. City Average), as released by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, or the following:

1. For January 1, 2020, $ 11.00;

2. For January 1, 2021, $ 12.00;

3. For January 1, 2022, $ 13.00;

4. For January 1, 2023, $ 14.00; and

5. For January 1, 2024, $ 15.00.

(c) Beginning January 1, 2025, on an annual basis, on or about September 30, the Department shall revise the minimum hourly wage set forth in (a) above based on any percentage increase during the one-year period of August of the prior year through August of the current year of the consumer price index (CPI) for all urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W, U.S. City Average), as released by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Annually, the Department shall, through a public notice published in the New Jersey Register, provide the new CPI-W, U.S. City Average, adjusted minimum hourly wage.

(d) The Department shall, no later than September 30 of each year, publish a notice, as set forth in (b) and (c) above, on the Department's website, http://www.nj.gov/labor/ .

(Amended by 46 N.J.R. 1973(a), effective September 15, 2014. Administrative change, 46 N.J.R. 2113(a). Administrative Change, 48 N.J.R. 2371(a). Administrative Change, 49 N.J.R. 3542(a). Administrative Change, 50 N.J.R. 2240(a). Amended by 52 N.J.R. 1562(a), effective August 3, 2020 Administrative Change, 52 N.J.R. 2008(c).)
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