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Getting Paid What You Deserve


The United States of America is often considered the land of opportunity. It is a place where people can improve their status and move upwards in terms of economic and social class — if they put in the work and become valuable in the marketplace. 

Opportunity is a crucial element of the culture in the United States, making the country attractive to others. In fact, many people seek to enter the United States because it is perceived as the place where you can make it if you try. 

Opportunity in the United States exists due to a variety of factors. There are both governmental and private sector frameworks that exist for people to improve others’ lives and gain wealth. While these frameworks often assist in creating fairness for American workers, there can be exceptions to the rule. 

Some private companies choose to not extend opportunities and fair pay to their workers. Indeed, unpaid wages in New Jersey and other states are significant and should not occur. If fair wages are not paid out, workers find it difficult to improve their situations.

Below we will discuss how New Jersey employees are denied wages and what their options are. Remember that each state may have varying rules for dealing with unpaid wages’ unfortunate problem; we will focus a bit more on how it takes place in the New Jersey area.

What You Must Know about Unpaid Wages in New Jersey

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In terms of New Jersey state laws,  employers in New Jersey may not hold back employee wages unless instructed to do so as part of a government agency or government program. There are also a handful of other legitimate reasons why an employer can withhold wages.

If an employer in New Jersey diverts or withholds a portion of employee wages and does not provide employees with their agreed-upon wages, then they are breaking the law. In such cases, employees will need to look into litigation actions against their employer. Employees must realize that they can seek justice regarding unpaid wages and have the right to the compensation they are owed in the state of New Jersey.

Compensation Matters in New Jersey

Compensation for work matters and is crucial in helping people to achieve their dreams, whatever they may be. That dream is what keeps the employee contributing to the economy and doing their part in the workplace. As such, individuals must make sure they know their rights as employees to make sure everything is fair. It is only through individual actions of people that society improves and opportunity is afforded to others. 

Sean Jacobson

I'm Sean, a former HR and business consultant providing you insights into the business world for Leader to Leader.

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