New Jersey’s minimum wage goes up 13% to $10 an hour as part of the state’s five-year phase-in of a $15 hourly minimum wage.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the legislation ratcheting up the state’s $8.85 minimum wage earlier this year, and on Monday the rate climbs to $10.
For seasonal and small business employees, there is no change in the rate, which will remain at $8.85 until it climbs to $10.30 on Jan. 1.
The minimum wage for tipped workers will climb 50 cents to $2.63 on Monday.
The minimum wage for most employees will climb to $11 an hour by Jan. 1 before reaching $15 by Jan. 1, 2024.