How are Wages Calculated for Restaurant Workers in New Jersey?
New Jersey law defines a “tipped employee” as someone who regularly and customarily receives more than $30 per month in tips. As previously stated, the standard minimum wage for employees in New Jersey is $8.44. New Jersey, along with 25 other states, implements a policy whereby employers must pay tipped employees a minimum cash wage above the minimum cash wage that is required by the FLSA. Thus, employers in New Jersey can pay their employees a minimum of $2.13 per hour so long as employees are being paid $8.44 an hour in tips. Employers can claim a maximum of $6.31 per hour in tip credits, which is the difference between $8.44 and $2.13. Employers must provide employees with notice if the intend to claim tip credits.
If an employer fails to provide employees with information regarding tip credits pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Section 3(m), then employees must be paid at least $8.44 per hour in addition to allowing employees to keep all tips received.
Paramus, New Jersey Restaurant Workers Unpaid Wages Attorney
Restaurant employees whose employers are in violation of state and federal wage laws can find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place if their wages are mishandled. Some restaurants do not have formal human resources departments, which can make it difficult for employees to know where to go to file claims. Filing a wage violation claim can be a complicated and tedious process. Retaining legal services from a skilled Paramus, New Jersey employment lawyer can help save you time and money, and you can be placed in a better position to be justly compensated for your financial losses.
You deserve to be properly paid for the work you have completed without feeling like you were taken advantage of or cheated. It is an employer’s job to comply with all state and federal regulations regarding employee wages. A Paramus, New Jersey restaurant workers’ unpaid wages attorney at the Law Office of Usmaan Sleemi is here to help. If you believe that your employer engaged in state and/or federal wage violations, call the Law Office of Usmaan Sleemi today at (201) 345-3446 and schedule a free and confidential consultation.