NJ Minimum Wage Sees $1 Bump on Jan. 1

TRENTON, N.J. -

A quarter-million low-wage workers will get raises Wednesday, when a change in the New Jersey constitution kicks in and increases the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25 per hour, The Associated Press reported. November’s election granted the state’s first wage hike since 2009, plus tying future hikes to the cost of living.