In February of 2019, Governor Murphy also signed a bill that gradually increases the minimum wage, over the span of multiple years, to $15.00 per hour. The minimum wage for most employees is currently $8.85 per hour. However, the minimum wage will increase on July 1, 2019.
For most employees, the minimum wage raises from $8.85 to $10.00 per hour on July 1st. The minimum wage for tipped employees increases from $2.13 to $2.63, on July 1st, with the tip credit increasing from $6.72 to $7.37. Seasonal workers, agricultural workers, and employees working for small employers (5 or fewer employees) are not affected by this increase—the minimum wage for such employees remains at $8.85 until the next increase, which is set for January 1, 2020.
If you have questions, please contact Parker McCay's Employment and Labor Department.
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