Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage in Florida will be raised from $8.05 an hour by five cents to $8.10 an hour. For employees subject to the tip credit, the tipped minimum wage will also rise by five cents to $5.08 an hour, plus tips.
Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity announced that employers must pay Florida-based employees the higher of the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or the Florida minimum wage. Unless the federal minimum wage is raised to over $8.10, the Florida minimum wage will apply to Florida employees.
It is also important for all Florida employers to remember they are required to post a minimum wage notice in a conspicuous and accessible place in every establishment where nonexempt employees work. Florida’s minimum wage poster is available in English and Spanish from the department’s website by clicking here.