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Employment Law Notebook

NJ Senate To Vote Thursday On Bill Raising Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

Trenton, NJ

By Lisa I. Fried-Grodin

This Thursday June 23, 2016, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would make New Jersey the third state in the country to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.  The New Jersey Assembly passed the bill in May. If approved, the bill would be sent to Governor Chris Christie. 

New Jersey’s minimum wage is currently $8.38 per hour. The proposed bill would initially increase the minimum wage to $10.10 in 2017 and phase in the increase to $15 in 2021.

By Lisa I. Fried-Grodin is a partner with the employment law firm of Meyers Fried-Grodin LLP, which has offices in Parsippany, NJ and New York City.