Minimum Wage in New Jersey Increasing in January
Workers in New Jersey making minimum wage can expect a slight increase in pay come 2019.
Minimum wage will reportedly increase from $8.60 to $8.85 starting January 1st, that's an extra 25 cents per hour.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, although pleased with the progress, says $8.85/hour is still not enough, and hopes to reach his goal of minimum wage increasing to $15/hour, according to 6abc.com.
State Senate President Steve Sweeney told NJ.com, "I'm a believer in the $15 dollar minimum wage. But I'm worried about small businesses." Sweeney expects conversation to continue in 2019.
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