Minimum Wage and Maximum Benefit Rates Increase for 2023

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Minimum Wage

New Jersey’s minimum wage for most workers will increase to $15.13 per hour beginning January 1, 2024.

Maximum Benefit Rates

The NJ Department of Labor has increased the maximum weekly benefits for claims filed in 2024:

     Workers' Compensation Rate: $1,131 per week

     Temporary Disability Benefit Rate: $1,055 per week

     Family Leave Insurance: $1,055 per week

     Unemployment Compensation Rate: $854 per week