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New Jersey Passes Significant Minimum Wage Increase

Recent protests by fast-food workers throughout the nation have led to a renewed discussion of the minimum wage and what constitutes an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25 per hour, individual states are free to impose higher minimum wage requirements. New Jersey is among the states… Read More »

Enforcing Your Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Your employer’s actions with regard to issues such as paying you the minimum wage, overtime, and keeping records that indicate hours worked or sales commissions earned are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Aggrieved employees have the right to bring an action to enforce the provisions of this law. Individual lawsuits or collective actions… Read More »

Bringing a Wage Dispute Claim

In difficult economic times, many workers are grateful for employment. However, sometimes your job can turn into a nightmarish situation in which you find yourself subjected to illegal practices by your employer. You do not have to put up with improper treatment — such as not being paid the proper amount for the hours you… Read More »

The Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment.  Passed in 1938, it was enacted to establish fair labor standards for workers across the United States.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the FLSA on June 25, 1938. It was a landmark law—banning child labor and setting a… Read More »