Minimum Wage Increase


It occurred to me that some of you may not know about the change in the state’s minimum wage. Stay with me…

Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum wage increased from $7.25 per to $8.25 per hour!!  Sweet right?!?

Check your pay stubs to make sure that your employer has made the change. If after checking your pay stub, you discover that you are still being paid $7.25 per hour, you will need to notify your employer… NICELY!! Don’t go stomping into your supervisor or manager’s office demanding a wage increase (a raise).

Times are hard and your employers may be unhappy about the increase. Some employers may feel that they cannot afford the increase; however, the increase is the law and they must adhere to it.

Politely ask your supervisor or manager for a few minutes to discuss “something” with them. During your meeting, explain to your supervisor that you checked your  and you’re still being paid $7.25 per hour. Tell them that effective January 1, 2014, the state’s minimum raised increased to $8.25 per hour. Feel free to tell them that Mrs. Cain said so. They can contact me at 609-343-7300, ext. 2425 or

They can also read the link at the New Jersey Department of Labor’s web page… here


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