NJ Legislature Proposes Minimum Wage Hike

Employment Law Newsletter

For the first time in three years, proposed legislation being championed by Senate and Assembly Democrats would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50. The bill was introduced despite the December recommendation from the Minimum Wage Advisory Commission that the rate remain unchanged for 2012. Should the bill be adopted, New Jersey’s minimum wage rate would be among the highest in the country, topped only by Oregon and Washington. Although Gov. Christie has hinted at a veto, he expressed his intention to listen to arguments on both sides of the issue.

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