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New Jersey Bill Requires More Information on Pay Stubs

The New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee has voted 8-0 in favor of amending the wage notification requirements under the state Wage Payment Law to require private and public employers to provide employees a statement for each pay period that includes deductions, gross wages, net wages, rate of pay, and the number of hours worked during the pay period. Under the current law (N.J.S.A. § 34:11-4.6), employers must provide only a statement as to deductions from wages in each pay period.

The bill (A-4245) would not amend the recordkeeping requirements (i.e., on hours worked), which exempt only those employed in bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacities or in the capacity of an outside salesperson.

The Assembly Labor Committee in its statement on A-4245 explained the purpose of the bill is to provide employees with “the ability to determine whether their wages are being properly calculated.”

Additionally, the bill requires employers that pay non-exempt employees on a salary, commission, or other non-hourly basis provide a statement as to the rate of pay and hours worked. The stated purpose of this requirement is to “increase employer accountability and protect employees from intentional or inadvertent wage calculation errors.”

Employers should consider reviewing their current payroll practices now. If current pay stub information fails to provide this information in A-4245, employers should consider developing a plan to comply in the event the bill passes in the legislature. 

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James M. McDonnell, Jackson Lewis, restrictive covenants lawyer, harassment retaliation attorney
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James M. McDonnell is a Principal in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents management exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation, including restrictive covenants, class-actions, harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wage and hour claims.

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Beth L. Braddock is an Associate in the Morristown, New Jersey, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

While attending law school, she served as an Editor of the Rutgers Law Review, was a Teaching Associate for the Legal Research and Writing Program, and was a summer associate at Jackson Lewis. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Braddock clerked for the Honorable Peter E. Doyne, Assignment Judge, Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.

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