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All non-exempt workers are entitled to receive minimum wage for each hour worked up to 40 hours per week.
“Non-exempt” workers are generally non-salaried, non-supervisory employees who earn less than $455.00 per week.
New York State minimum wage for non-exempt workers is currently $9.00 per hour.
New Jersey State minimum wage for non-exempt workers is $8.38 per hour.
Federal minimum wage for non-exempt workers is $7.25 per hour.
In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages.
Under state and federal law, employers must pay non-exempt workers time-and-a-half for all hours worked over 40 hours per week.
Unlawful Wage Deductions
Your employer may only make deductions from your wages under very limited situations.
If your employer is improperly deducting wages from your paycheck, you may be entitled to recovery of your deducted wages PLUS additional damages.
Nonpayment of Wages
Your employer fails to timely pay you for work you performed, or
Your employer withholds wages to which you are entitled.