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New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Rate Increased in July 2019 and Is Set to Increase Again in January 2020 Until Ultimately Reaching $15/Hour

New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Rate Increased in July 2019 and Is Set to Increase Again in January 2020 Until Ultimately Reaching $15/Hour

At the beginning of 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that would increase the minimum wage in the…
New Jersey’s New Wage Theft Law

New Jersey’s New Wage Theft Law

On August 6, 2019, the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, Sheila Oliver, signed legislation to combat wage theft. The Wage…
U.S. Department of Labor announces new salary threshold for exempt employees

U.S. Department of Labor announces new salary threshold for exempt employees

On September 24th, 2019, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final rule on the highly talked about new…
Donning and Doffing: What Is It and Is It Compensable?

Donning and Doffing: What Is It and Is It Compensable?

The term “donning and doffing” was established in 1938 and used to refer to putting on (donning) and taking off…
Do Employees Get Paid for Travel Time?

Do Employees Get Paid for Travel Time?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), time spent during regular work hours is compensable work time, including time…
Am I Qualified for Compensation as a Trainee?

Am I Qualified for Compensation as a Trainee?

Many recent graduates are happy to participate in training programs without pay. Their goal is to ultimately be recognized by…
Do Interns Qualify as Employees That Should Be Compensated?

Do Interns Qualify as Employees That Should Be Compensated?

Businesses of all sizes in New York hire interns as it offers benefits for both parties. The intern gets valuable,…
Are Salaried Employees Also Entitled to Overtime?

Are Salaried Employees Also Entitled to Overtime?

If you are classified as non-exempt and work more than 40 hours in a week, you are entitled to overtime…
How Employers Cheat Employees Out of Wages by Forcing Them to Work “Off-the-Clock”

How Employers Cheat Employees Out of Wages by Forcing Them to Work “Off-the-Clock”

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law, employers must pay employees one and one-half times…
How Some Employers Misclassify Their Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime

How Some Employers Misclassify Their Employees to Avoid Paying Overtime

One of the most common ways employers violate wage and hour laws is by deliberately misclassifying employees. According to the…
Are Employees Entitled to Minimum Wages and Overtime Regardless of Citizenship?

Are Employees Entitled to Minimum Wages and Overtime Regardless of Citizenship?

Has someone told you that as an illegal immigrant and undocumented worker, you are not entitled to minimum wages and…
Can my employer fire me if I file a lawsuit or complain about receiving proper overtime or minimum wages?

Can my employer fire me if I file a lawsuit or complain about receiving proper overtime or minimum wages?

The New Year brought some welcome change for New Yorkers with continuing increases to the minimum wage plus new paid leave…