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Florida Minimum Wage Increase

The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. Many states, including Florida, have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently announced an increase to minimum wage rates in Florida effective January 1, 2018. The minimum rate will be $8.25 per hour, an increase of $0.15 from the current rate of $8.10. For tipped employees, the wage will be increasing from $5.08 to $5.23 per hour.

Affected employers should review their employees’ pay rates and update their minimum wage poster notices as necessary to ensure compliance with local wage and hour regulations.

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