Hopefully the first post in a new series, “Did you Know?” which will serve to inform employers and employees about new (or maybe just lesser known) facts about work.
For all our friends in the Sunshine State, the minimum wage will be raised to $8.05 beginning January 1, 2015 and the minimum wage for tipped employees will rise to $5.03. This increase is due to the Florida Minimum Wage Act which authorizes the DEO (Department of Economic Opportunity) to annually adjust the minimum wage based on a variety of factors.
Employers: make sure you visit the DEO and get the latest minimum wage posters which must be displayed for your employees.
Employees: make sure that your new hourly rate is equal to or above $8.05, or $5.03 if you are a tipped employee, beginning January 1, 2015.
If you are in Florida and need assistance or advice regarding minimum wage and/or overtime, contact us!
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