Workers in New Jersey and across the United States are entitled to some basic rights in regards to minimum wage, overtime pay, and frequency of payment. In accordance with years of injustice and exploitation at the hands of greedy employers and businesses, governing bodies have implemented employment laws to protect the little guy. Since these laws have been established, workers across America have rights that can be exercised. If you are faced with a dispute related to wage and hour law, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC.
New Jersey’s wage and hour law is very basic:
If you are not being paid as outlined above and you are not an exception to the law, your employer is acting illegally and you should take action. Minimum wage was put into law to protect workers who worked hard and still could not make a livable wage. Even though New Jersey law has established a minimum wage of $8.38, many still fight to increase it. You have the right to be paid at least bi-weekly in order to offer you security in knowing that you will get paid on a schedule and not when an employer deems fit. Employees have the right to overtime pay when they work over 40 hours in one week. Though an employee may work over the time allotted in their job description, they have the right to be compensated for the extra time they put in at the end of the week. This offers employees an incentive to work those extra hours while protecting them from employers who may take advantage of their working population.
Overtime Pay adds up quickly. You are entitled to time and a half for every hour you work over 40 hours. If you are paid $10 an hour, you should be paid $15 dollars for every hour over 40 per week. If you are not receiving overtime pay, your rights are being violated and you should contact a firm to dispute the conditions you are working under.
If you have not been compensated properly according to wage and hour laws or have been denied a pre-agreed bonus by your employer, the firm can help you recover your lost wages and compensation. Many employees who work on public jobs are entitled to wages as dictated by the state government. Your wage must be paid and must be strictly adhered to by your employer. In the face of disputes, if your employer retaliates against you, you are protected under the law for exercising your rights.
The Mark Law Firm, LLC has years of experience working with clients who face wage and hour disputes. If you find yourself in a legal situation with your employer, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC to represent your rights. You are entitled to basic employment rights by state and federal law. When an employer acts illegally, our firm can hold them accountable. If they act against you for exercising your rights, you need a firm that can persistently litigate the matter. If you need our legal services, contact The Mark Law Firm, LLC today.