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Florida’s Minimum Wage Increased as of January 1, 2019

January 02 - Posted at 9:05 PM Tagged: , ,

Florida raised its minimum wage to $8.46 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2019, up 21 cents from $8.25 in 2018. For tipped employees, the minimum wage will be at least $5.44 an hour.

The minimum wage rate is recalculated each year on Sept. 30, based on the Consumer Price Index. 

Employer found liable for intentionally violating minimum wage requirements are subject to a fine of $1000 per violation, payable to the state in addition to potential civil action law suit. 

Be sure to update your required Florida Minimum Wage Posting to reflect this change. You can download a copy of the new poster here.

Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase on Jan. 1, 2015

December 12 - Posted at 3:00 PM Tagged: , , , , ,

Florida’s minimum wage is currently $7.93 per hour. Beginning January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 per hour, which is a 1.5% (or $0.12) increase from last year.  


Employers of “tipped employees” who meet eligibility requirements for the tip credit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) may count tips actually received as wages under the FLSA. The employer, however,  must pay “tipped employees” a direct wage. Effective January 1, 2015, the new minimum wage for tipped employees should become $5.03 per hour plus tips.


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 (which is currently $7.25 per hour), the state’s rate would take effect the following January.


Please contact our office if you need a copy of the 2015 Florida Minimum Wage Poster. Be sure to post the new Minimum Wage Poster by January 1st.

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