Florida Employment Law Update – October 2016

Florida

Minimum Wage Increase

On October 15, 2016, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the state minimum wage will increase to $8.10 per hour on January 1, 2017. Employers must also pay tipped employees an increased direct wage of $5.08 per hour. Employees must be paid the hourly state minimum wage for all hours worked in Florida.

The increases take effect January 1, 2017.

Read the FLDEO Announcement