Johnson Bill to Help Employees Ensure their Wages are Calculated Properly Advanced by Assembly Panel

(TRENTON) – Legislation Assemblyman Gordon Johnson sponsored to give employees the ability to determine whether their wages are being properly calculated was advanced Monday by the Assembly Labor Committee.
The bill (A-4245) requires all employers, public and private, to provide each employee with a statement of earnings which shall include information regarding the employee’s wage calculation.
“Receiving this type of information will give employees the ability to determine if their wages are being properly calculated,” said Johnson (D-Bergen). “This will increase employer accountability and protect employees from intentional or inadvertent wage calculation errors. This is a pro-worker, pro-middle class bill.”
Current law requires private employers to furnish each employee with a statement of all deductions made from the employee’s wages for each pay period in which deductions were made. This bill expands that obligation by requiring that all employers, public and private, provide employees with a statement of earnings for each pay period to include, in addition to any deductions made, the following information:
· the employee’s gross earnings;
· the employee’s net earnings;
· the employee’s rate of pay; and
· the number of hours worked by the employee during the pay period, if relevant to the employee’s wage calculation.