Effective January 1, 2019, Florida’s Minimum Wage will increase by twenty-one cents from $8.25 to $8.46, and for tipped employees, the increase will also be by twenty-one cents, from $5.23 an hour to $5.44 per hour.
On October 15th of each year, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is required to publish the new state minimum wage on its website to be effective the following January 1st. The increase is calculated based on a percentage increase in the consumer price index for the south region and the new rate must be posted at each work site. Florida’s minimum wage posters are available at no charge here.
If you have any questions as to how this new increase effects your operation, please contact the GrayRobinson attorney that regularly handles your legal matters.
William "Bill" Andrews
50 North Laura Street, Suite 1100
Jacksonville, Florida 32202