On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25/hour, which is higher than New Jersey’s current minimum wage of $7.15/hour. Because no state can set a minimum wage below the federal minimum wage, effective July 24, New Jersey’s minimum wage automatically will increase to the federal level of $7.25/hour.

Note: This article was published in the July 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.

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