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eLABORate: Florida Increases Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage in the State of Florida will increase to $8.25 per hour, a 15 cent increase from the 2017 rate. Florida law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to calculate a minimum wage rate each year. The annual calculation is based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the South Region for the 12-month period prior to September 1, 2017. Although Florida has raised the state minimum wage, the federal minimum wage most likely will remain at $7.25 for an undetermined period.

Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2018

Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage in November of 2004. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a new minimum wage calculation each year on September 30, based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the South Region for the 12-month period prior to September 1. If that calculation is higher than the federal rate, the state’s rate takes effect the following January.

Florida's Minimum Wage Rate Increases January 1, 2017

Executive Summary: Effective January 1, 2017, Florida's minimum wage rate will increase from $8.05 per hour to $8.10 per hour. The increase is calculated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and is based on the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for the South Region.

Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05

On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rises to $8.05 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over the prior year.

Florida's Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015

On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a new minimum wage calculation each year on September 30, based on the Consumer Price Index. If that calculation is higher than the federal rate, the state’s rate then would take effect the following January.

Florida's Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015

On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a new minimum wage calculation each year on September 30, based on the Consumer Price Index. If that calculation is higher than the federal rate, the state’s rate then would take effect the following January.

Florida Minimum Wage Has Risen to $7.93

On January 1, 2014, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rose to $7.93 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.14 over the Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over the prior year.

Florida Minimum Wage Rising to $7.79

On January 1, 2013, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida will rise to $7.79 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over the prior year.

Increase In Minimum Wage Is On The Way

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the Florida minimum wage will increase to $7.67 per hour effective January 1, 2012. This is an increase from Florida's current minimum wage of $7.31 per hour, which became effective June 1, 2011, in response to a Florida Circuit Court decision issued earlier this year. Florida's minimum wage is generally recalculated yearly on September 30, based on the Consumer Price Index.

Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2012

On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment that created Florida’s minimum wage. The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage. Florida law requires a new minimum wage calculation each year on September 30, based on the Consumer Price Index. If that calculation is higher than the federal rate, the state’s rate then would take effect the following January.

New State Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect June 1

A Florida circuit court judge in Tallahassee on May 3 ordered state officials to recalculate the minimum wage to $7.31 per hour for 2011, after finding that the state violated the Florida Constitution by reducing the rate because of deflation (Cadet v. Agency for Workforce Innovation, Fla. Cir. Ct., No. 2011-CA-0072, 5/3/11). In a two-page order, Judge Terry P. Lewis of the Florida Circuit Court, Second Judicial Circuit, also ordered the Agency for Workforce Innovation to publish a notice of the hike and enjoined the state agency from “continuing to withhold” the greater rate.

Florida Employers Face Mid-Year Minimum Wage Increase

In response to a recent Circuit Court decision, the State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) has announced that, effective June 1, 2011, the Florida minimum wage will increase to $7.31 per hour. With this increase, Florida will once again exceed the federal minimum wage, and employers operating within the State will be required to comply with the higher standar

Florida Employers Face Two Increases in Minimum Wage in 2009.

On January 1, 2009, the minimum wage in Florida will be rising to $7.21 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.42 over the current Florida minimum wage of $6.79. The rise in the Florida minimum wage is a result of the Florida Minimum Wage Amendment passed by Florida voters in November 2004 which initially set the minimum wage at $6.15 per hour and calls for annual increases tied to the rate of inflation. This minimum wage applies to all employees eligible to receive the federal minimum wage.
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