New Jersey Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

New Jersey Minimum Wage: What you need to know

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The following categories of employees are not covered by the state minimum wage law (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 34:11-56a4):
• Part-time babysitters
• Persons under the age of 18 not possessing a special vocational school graduate permit
• Persons employed as salespeople of motor vehicles
• Employees at nonprofit or religious summer camps or retreats
• Certain minors under the age of 18 (NJ Admin. Code Sec. 12:56-3.2)
• Outside salespeople
• Volunteers receiving only incidental benefits at an agricultural fair by a nonprofit or association that conducts or participates in the fair
Under special permits issued by the commissioner of labor and industry, some employees may be paid less than minimum wage, including certain students, learners, and workers with disabilities (NJ Admin. Code Sec. 12:56-9.4).
Full-time students employed at the college or university that they attend may be paid 85 percent of the minimum wage (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 34:11-56a4).
The fair value of meals and lodging (employer's cost) may be used in part to satisfy minimum wage requirements unless the employee elects not to receive them (NJ Admin. Code Sec. 12:56-14.8).
If a uniform is required that is not appropriate for street wear or use in other establishments, the employer must pay for the cost of the uniform (NJ Admin. Code Sec. 12:56-17.1). No deduction from the pay of employees for uniforms is permitted. If the employee pays for uniforms in cash and the cash payment brings the employee ...

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