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Paying Employees in New Jersey

  • New Jersey 2022 Minimum Wage: 

    • $13.00 per hour 
    • $11.90 per hour (small and seasonal employers and farm laborers)
    • $5.13 per hour for tipped employees

    New Jersey Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

    New Jersey Paystub Requirements: 

    • No pay stub requirement

    How often do you have to pay employees in New Jersey? 

    • Employees must be paid at least twice per month.
    • If a payday falls on a non-work day, payment must be made on the preceding day.

    When is an employee’s final check due in New Jersey?

    • Voluntary resignation – wages are due by the next regular payday
    • Involuntary termination – wages are due by the next regular payday

    New Jersey Withholding Tax 

    New Jersey Withholding Tax Registration

    Wages Subject to New Jersey Withholding

    • All income earned by New Jersey residents is subject to New Jersey withholding tax unless the state where the work is performed equals or exceeds NJ withholding.
    • All income earned by non-residents in New Jersey is subject to New Jersey withholding unless they live in PA.

    New Jersey Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate


    • Pennsylvania

    New Jersey Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • Due weekly on following Wednesday if prior year liability was $10,000 or more
    • Due monthly on the 15th of the month following the reporting period if the amount due for either month is $500 or more
    • Due quarterly on the 30th day of the month following the quarter end if tax for either of the first two months is less than $500
    • Due annually by Jan 31 if a household employer

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    New Jersey Unemployment Tax

    New Jersey Unemployment Tax Registration

    New Jersey Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 2.8%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $39,800

    New Jersey Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    New Jersey New Hire Reporting

    • Employers are required to report new hires within 20 days of hire or rehire
    • Employers can report new hires online at
    • New Jersey New Hire Directory
      PO Box 4654
      Trenton, NJ 08650-4654
    • Fax: (800) 304-4901

    New Jersey Child Support

    • Employers can remit New Jersey child support payments online at
    • NJ Family Support Payment Center
      PO Box 4880
      Trenton, NJ 08650
    • Phone: (877) 655-4371

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