Pursuant to the new law signed by Governor Murphy on February 4, 2019, NJ’s minimum wage will increase on July 1, 2019, and on the first of January each year thereafter until 2024, so that by 2024, NJ’s minimum wage will be $15 per hour. 

Does this apply to small employers?  

The minimum wage for employees working for businesses that employ 5 or less employees will not reach $15 per hour until 2026.  Here is the increase schedule:

This schedule applies to certain seasonal workers too.

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