New Jersey Minimum Wage laws & HR 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
Trainees. Under state law, the term “employee” does not include trainees who are involved in a program in which:
• The training is for the primary benefit of the trainee;
• The employment for which the trainee is training requires some cognizable trainable skill;
• The training is not specific to the employer, that is, is not exclusive to its needs, but may be applicable elsewhere for another employer or in another field of endeavor;
• The training, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to that which may be given in a vocational school;
• The trainee does not displace a regular employee on a regular job or supplement a regular job but trains under close tutorial observation;
• The employer derives no immediate benefit from the efforts of the trainee and, indeed, on occasion may find his or her regular operation impeded by the trainee;
• The trainee is not necessarily entitled to a job at the completion of training;
• The training program is sponsored by the employer, is outside ...

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