New Jersey Proposes to Bring its "Rounding" Rules into Conformity with Federal Regulations

Back in April, we reported that the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development was reconsidering its prior enforcement policy rejecting federal “rounding” rules under New Jersey law. On July 6, the Department formally announced its proposal to adopt a new rule which would adopt, verbatim, the federal regulation regarding the use of time clocks and rounding practices. The Department explained that

“[The proposed new rule would] eliminate any possible confusion regarding the Department’s wage and hour enforcement policy relative to the use of time clocks and ‘rounding’ practices.”

Specifically, the proposed rule will bring New Jersey back into conformity with federal law, creating a “straight forward and simple approach” for employers in New Jersey.

A public hearing on the proposed new rule will be held on July 29, 2010, at the office of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development in Trenton, New Jersey.

This entry was written by Robert W. Pritchard.

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