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Compensation Legislation



Administrative Agencies

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Commonly referred to as the Wage and Hour Law.  Regulates employee status, overtime eligibility, overtime pay, child labor, minimum wages, record keeping and other administrative concerns.  U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Equal Pay Act (EPA) Prohibits wage differential based on sex.  Requires that male and female workers receive equal pay for work requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility, and performed under similar working conditions. Wage differentials are permitted, however, if they are based on factors other than sex, such as a seniority system, a merit system, or a system measuring earnings by quantity or quality of production. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Title VII of the Civil Rights Action of 1964 Prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin. The law applies to federal, state and local employers. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Minimum Wage  The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). New Jersey also has minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages. 

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Ensures that qualified individuals with disabilities, including both applicants and current employees, have available to them the same employment opportunities as people without disabilities. It includes, but is not limited to: hiring, promotion and transfers, discharge, all forms of compensation, job training, fringe benefits, job descriptions / classification, all leaves of absence, and other aspects of employment. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Prohibits differential treatment based on race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, sex, (including pregnancy), familial status, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, liability for military service, and mental or physical disability, including perceived disability and AIDS and HIV status. The LAD prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, places of public accommodation, credit and business contracts. Not all of the foregoing prohibited bases for discrimination are protected in all of these areas of activity. For example, familial status is only protected with respect to housing. NJ Dept. of Law and Public Safety
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Impacts the time frame for filing employment discrimination claims. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


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Administrative Agencies

Legacy UMDNJ - Visiting Researchers 

J-1 Visitors Exchange Program

Governs the employment of foreign nationals under the J-1 Category of Research Scholar. Ensures that a living wage is paid to Visiting Researchers and that health insurance is obtained. U.S. Immigration Regulations

Employment of Foreign Nationals and Exchange Visitors

Researcher Reclassification Process

All substantial changes to the employee’s job description, changes in the employee’s work location, or transfers of the employee to another department, office or unit must be reported to the Office of International Services (OIS) prior to the change. All salary and job title changes, reclassification increases, and salary or market adjustments not considered to be general across the board increases or merit increases must be reported to (OIS). The effective date is determined by the OIS for these transactions.   Office of International Services
Internal Revenue Code Defines deductibility and tax treatment of compensation for all employees and all employers.  Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


Please also review the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Webpage for additional information.