Florida Adopts $15.00 Minimum Wage [The Employer Lawyers]
- November 18, 2020
- / Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin & Rasheem Johnson
- / The Employer Lawyers,Blogs,Labor & Employment Law
Lowndes attorneys Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin and Rasheem Johnson discuss what employers need to know about Florida's minimum wage increase following approval of Amendment 2.
On November 3, 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which raises the state minimum wage to $15.00.
The increase goes into effect over time, with the minimum wage increasing to $8.65, as planned, on January 1, 2021, and then increasing to $10.00 on September 30, 2021. Thereafter, the minimum wage will increase by $1.00 per year until the minimum wage reaches $15.00.
Florida employers may continue to take a $3.02 tip credit towards the minimum wage payable to their tipped employees. [...]