What are the laws regarding payment in NJ?

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New Jersey has a code of laws that hold employers to a high standard for a variety of employment matters. One such matter is how employees are paid. New Jersey State law says that all employers should provide payment to their employees at least two times each month. The employer is required to pay all employees in full on each pay day. They are authorized to do so with direct deposit into a legitimate bank account, in the form of a valid check, or in cash. Please note that there are certain classifications for which an employer can pay an employee less than two times each month. This is the case for employees that are executives, supervisors, or other special classifications. However, even these employees must be paid at least once each calendar month.

There must be a maximum of a 10 business day period between the end of the pay period and the date that payment is actually issued. If the payday falls on a weekend or a day in which the person does not work, they must be compensated the previous day.

In the unfortunate event that an employee becomes deceased but has not been compensated for time worked prior to death, the employer must pay the remainder of those wages to the surviving spouse. If the person was unmarried, the payment goes to the following, in this order: adult children over age 18, surviving parents, surviving siblings, or the person who is paying the funeral expenses.

If you have questions regarding wage requirements in New Jersey, contact an experienced employment attorney today

The dedicated and compassionate employment law attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.

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