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New Jersey state overtime laws are designed to protect the rights of workers, and mandate that non-exempt employees who work more than a 40-hour work week must be paid “time-and-a-half” (1.5 times their regular hourly rate) for every hour of overtime they contribute. The current minimum hourly wage in New Jersey is $7.25, so non-exempt employees must be paid at least $10.88 for overtime hours. If you work in New Jersey, the best way to protect your right to fair pay is to become familiar with state overtime laws. The national employment lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm have published this page about New Jersey state overtime laws to help.

New Jersey State Overtime Exemptions

The state of New Jersey has based its overtime pay laws on the FLSA,the federal laws put in place by the Department of Labor to help make sure the workers of America are treated and paid in a fair manner. Under these laws, the following types of employees are not entitled to overtime pay in New Jersey:

  • Professional
  • Administrative
  • Executive

Other types of employees who may be exempt from overtime pay in New Jersey include:

  • Independent contractors
  • Outside sales workers
  • Transportation workers
  • Some agriculture and farm workers
  • People who reside and work at the same address

New Jersey Overtime Lawsuit Consultations

New Jersey workers who have been illegally denied overtime pay may be able to collect back pay for overtime wages earned for up to two years before the date on which they file an overtime lawsuit claim. If you believe you may be owed overtime wages you were not paid, contact Phillips Dayes Law Firm for a legal consultation with an experienced overtime pay attorney.

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