2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:11-56a25 - Civil action by employee to recover amount of minimum wage less amount paid
34:11-56a25. Civil action by employee to recover amount of minimum wage less amount paid
If any employee is paid by an employer less than the minimum fair wage to which such employee is entitled under the provisions of this act or by virtue of a minimum fair wage order such employee may recover in a civil action the full amount of such minimum wage less any amount actually paid to him or her by the employer together with costs and such reasonable attorney's fees as may be allowed by the court, and any agreement between such employee and the employer to work for less than such minimum fair wage shall be no defense to the action. An employee shall be entitled to maintain such action for and on behalf of himself or other employees similarly situated, and such employee and employees may designate an agent or representative to maintain such action for and on behalf of all employees similarly situated. At the request of any employee paid less than the minimum wage to which such employee was entitled under the provisions of this act or under an order, the commissioner may take an assignment of the wage claim in trust for the assigning employee and may bring any legal action necessary to collect the claim, and the employer shall be required to pay the costs and such reasonable attorney's fees as may be allowed by the court.
L.1966, c. 113, s. 26.