File a Wage Complaint
If you work in New Jersey and believe that your employer has not properly paid you, or if you have a complaint against an employer for violating a New Jersey Labor Law enforced by the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance, you may file a wage complaint by following the guidelines on this page.
Wage Complaint: if you are an employee working in New Jersey or you are working for a New Jersey-based company and you have a complaint about underpaid or unpaid wages, complete either the MW-31A (English) or MW-31S (Spanish) form.
Wage Complaint for Non-Payment of Prevailing Wage Rate: if you are an employee working in New Jersey in a construction-related public works project, or if you provide building services (e.g. janitor, security guard, window cleaner, etc.) for a property owned or leased by the State of New Jersey, complete the MW-31B form.
Selected Labor Laws Complaint: if you are an employee working in New Jersey or you are working for a New Jersey-based company and you have a complaint about an employment issue enforced by the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance, complete the MW-31C form.
Note: Do not complete this form if you have a wage complaint; complete the MW-31A form instead.
To review the laws enforced by the Division, click here.
Mandatory Overtime in a Health Care Facility Complaint: if you are a health care worker who provides direct patient care (e.g. nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide, etc., but not a doctor) and you believe your New Jersey employer improperly required you to work overtime, complete the MW-31OT form.
Mail or fax your completed complaint form to:
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Wage and Hour Compliance
P.O. Box 389
Trenton, NJ 08625-0389
Fax: (609) 695-1174
Your identity and other personally identifiable information are protected from disclosure to your employer and others, with limited exceptions. For more information click here.
You may file an anonymous complaint by mail if you so choose, but then neither you nor anyone else will receive any information about the complaint unless a resolution is reached with your employer and wages due are sent as part of the resolution. Neither you nor anyone else will be able to check on the status of an anonymous complaint.