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July 01, 2019

New Jersey's minimum wage just went up to $10 an hour

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Phil Murphy, pictured above prior to the Democratic National Convention in 2016, signed legislation on Monday that increased the minimum wage to $10 an hour in New Jersey.

New Jersey lawmakers signed legislation Monday increasing the state minimum wage, bringing it up to $10 an hour effective immediately.

The increase is part of the state's five-year phase in plan to raise the minimum to $15 for most employees. 


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Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation earlier this year when the minimum stood at $8.85 an hour. 

This month's increase will not pertain to seasonal and small business employees, who will have to wait until 2020 for the rate increase to $10.30. But tipped workers got a pay bump this month, up to $2.63. 

The state's goal is that by Jan. 1, 2024 the minimum will be at $15 an hour.


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