N.J. minimum wage will increase next year

TRENTON a New Jersey’s minimum wage, a matter of dispute between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic Legislature, will go up 6 cents on Jan. 1 to $8.44 an hour, according to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It will be New Jerseyans’ first increase since January 2015, when it increased from $8.25 an…

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