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NJ Minimum Wage Updates for 2021

December 17, 2020 | posted by Abacus Payroll

Back in 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law and set in motion a 5-year plan to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Most businesses will increase from $11 to $12 per hour at the start of the year.

As a small business employer, here’s what you need to know for January 2021.

New NJ Minimum Wage Rates

Effective January 1, 2021

Business TypeNew Minimum Wage
Most Employers$12.00 per hour
Seasonal & Small (under 6 employees)$11.10 per hour
Agriculture$10.30 per hour
Tipped Workers*$4.13 per hour
* Cash wage plus tips must equal the minimum wage rate

For more details, see our in-depth article on New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Increase.

New Jersey's Minimum Wage Increases

Additional NJ Payroll Rate Changes

Stay updated with more state and federal payroll tax changes with Abacus Payroll’s Annual Payroll Tax Alert.

View the updates online or click here to download a PDF of the 2021 Payroll Tax Alert for New Jersey and Pennsylvania Employers.

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