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New Jersey Employment Contract Templates (4)

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New Jersey Employment Contract Templates (4)

Updated November 22, 2023

A New Jersey employment contract agreement can be completed by an employer when determining the operating terms for a position of employment. A contract agreement should specify the stipulations of payment such as whether the salary designated for the employee will be paid on a per-hour or annual basis, the frequency at which payments will be distributed, and if the employee is entitled to additional forms of compensation (bonuses, commissions, ownership interest, lodging expenses, etc.). After an employer’s conditions have been outlined in the contract, potential employees must agree to the terms and inscribe their signature on the document. Consequently, the employer will have a record of the individual’s compliance with their conditions which they may reference in the future if legal disputes arise.

By Type (4)

Employee Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – A unilateral or mutual arrangement between an employee and employer that restricts one (1) or both parties from releasing proprietary and confidential information for their benefit.

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Employee Non-Compete Agreement – Specifies the ways in which an employee is authorized to compete with their employer (e.g., entering into new contracts while employed, soliciting company information to third parties).

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Independent Contractor Agreement – Manages the terms and conditions set forth by a client when hiring an independent contractor.

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Subcontractor Agreement – Used by a contractor to create a working arrangement between them and another party hired to aid the contractor in completing a particular obligation.

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Table of Contents

What is an Employee?

“Employee” Definition [1]

At-Will Employment

At-Will Employment – Allowed with the exception of “Public Policy” and “Implied Contract” understandings.

Income Tax Rate (Individual)

Individual Income Tax Rate – 1.4% to 10.75%[2]

Minimum Wage ($/hr)

Minimum Wage – $11.00[3]


  1. § 43:21-19(i)(6)
  2. § 54A:2-1(b)(5)
  3. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development