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New Jersey's Wage Payment Law - New Requirements for Paychecks
By Susan S. Hodges on January 27, 2020
New Jersey's Wage Payment Law - New Requirements for Paychecks

Last week, Governor Murphy signed Senate bill 2000 into law, amending New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law, N.J.S.A. 34:11-4.6, which required private employers to provide certain information regarding deductions taken from their paychecks.

This new law requires both private employers and public employers with 10 or more employees to provide not only a statement of all deductions made during that pay period, but also:

(1) the employee's gross wages;

(2) the employee's net wages;

(3) the employee's rate of pay; and

(4) “if relevant to the wage calculation, the number of hours worked by the employee” during that pay period.

A public employer is defined as including “the State of New Jersey, or the several counties and municipalities thereof, or any other political subdivision of the State, or a school district, or any special district, or any authority, commission, or board, or any branch or agency of the public service."

The employer can provide this statement electronically, unless the employee requests that this statement be provided in a paper format, in which case the information must be provided on paper.

This new requirement goes into effect on May 21, 2020.  This should be addressed with your payroll department or payroll service company promptly, so that by the time May comes around, all of this information is included on your employee’s paychecks.

If you have questions about this new law, contact Parker McCay's employment law attorneys.

The content of this post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion. You should consult a lawyer concerning your specific situation and any specific legal question you may have.

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