July 01, 2019
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.
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.