My Work Rights

Wage and hour compliance: laws and regulations

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The New Jersey Division of Wage and Hour Compliance enforces New Jersey State Labor Laws regarding minimum wage, earned sick leave, methods of wage payment, laws concerning the employment of children, and other workplace labor standards.

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File a wage complaint | Presentar un reclamo de salario

If you believe that your employer has not properly paid you, or you have a complaint against an employer for violating a NJ Labor Law enforced by Wage & Hour, file a wage complaint:

To file anonymously, file by mail or fax. Write “ANONYMOUS” in the name section of the complaint form and leave address blank. You won’t receive information about your complaint or be able to check its status.

NJDOL does not ask about citizenship and serves all workers regardless of their immigration status. NJDOL will not share any information, including with immigration agencies, unless required by law or regulations.

For more information, download our brochure that explains the process for filing a wage complaint.

If you are not sure whether the Division of Wage & Hour Compliance will be able to help you with your complaint, email us for help.

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