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NJ Wage Hike Proposal – Will Employers Feel the Burn?

 

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been outspoken in his support of a $15/hour national minimum wage.  However — at least for private employers – such a change can come only through joint action by both Congress and the president.  Since the last increase to the federal minimum wage in July 2009 (to $7.25/hour), minimum wage issues have been decided at the state level.  Given the continuing partisan gridlock in Washington, it seems like a good bet that regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, the minimum wage will continue to be a state-by-state issue.  This means that New Jersey employers should keep an eye on events in Trenton as well as in Washington. Continue Reading