New Community Corporation is pleased to announce an increase to its minimum hourly wage, which took effect on March 1. The new minimum wage is $12.75 per hour, up from $12 per hour. Compensation and benefits for NCC employees covered by collective bargaining agreements will continue to be negotiated through collective bargaining outside of this announcement.
“There is a movement in the state and in the country to increase the minimum wage. We are taking a proactive approach to address employee compensation,” said New Community CEO Richard Rohrman. “NCC is again raising its minimum wage up to $12.75 per hour. This is far ahead of mandated minimum wages.”
The minimum wage in New Jersey rose to $11 per hour Jan. 1, 2020. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and has not increased since July 2009.
“When combined with paid sick time, vacation, holidays, a 401(k) plan with employer match and medical benefits with low employee contributions, we are way beyond the initiatives being debated today,” Rohrman said. “New Community takes its responsibility to those who deliver our mission on the front lines very seriously and we will never wait to be regulated into doing what is right.”