As an employee in the state of New Jersey (or anywhere else in the country), you expect to receive payment in full and on time.
If your employer requires you to work off the clock, it's important to better understand why this is the case and what you can do to protect your legal rights. Neglecting to take action will have an adverse impact on your life, as you're putting in hours that you're not paid for.
The law in New Jersey does not explicitly force companies to provide their employees with breaks for rest or to eat. This means that employers must follow federal rules and laws regarding breaks while on the job. Today, we will explore the steps you should take if you are denied proper breaks at work in New Jersey.
If you work in a profession that provides overtime pay, who is responsible for tracking the overtime hours? Many employees believe or are led to believe, that they are the ones responsible for tracking their overtime hours. This cannot be further from the truth. Today, we will take a look at who is responsible for tracking overtime hours, so you have a clear understanding of your role at work.
If you have a child who wants to start working or who has been engaging in paid work, you may wonder whether it is legal for them to do so. There are laws in place to limit the amount and the types of work that children can engage in for their own protection.
It's not uncommon for employers to make mistakes when it comes to the payment of overtime to employees. More often than not, these mistakes are honest ones that are easily and quickly fixed when brought to the attention of the payroll department. What are some of the more egregious overtime mistakes made by employers?
There are two spikes in employment every year in the state of New Jersey: the holiday season and the summer season. During the holidays, retailers across the state hire part-time, or seasonal, workers to help with the rush of holiday shoppers. During the summer, retailers, restaurants and municipalities hire seasonal workers to help with the influx of vacationers along the Jersey Shore. This includes lifeguards at pools, along the bay and on the beaches.
New Jersey lawmakers passed a package of bills on Feb. 14 aimed at making sure the state's middle- and working- class residents' rights to fair wages are protected.
If you have unpaid wages, it goes without saying that you want to recover back pay as soon as possible. Letting your employer get away with this should never cross your mind, as it will impact your employment and finances in a variety of ways.
The plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in New Jersey continues to move forward. Another hurdle to raise the minimum wage in the Garden State was cleared on Monday, January 28, 2019, according to a report from WHYY. The bill, supported by Governor Phil Murphy and other top Democratic lawmakers, will head to the Senate and the Assembly for full votes later this week. The votes could be held as early as Thursday.