Minimum Wage Increase to Take Effect on June 1, 2011


Effective June 1, 2011, the Florida minimum wage will be increased to $7.31 per hour, surpassing the federal minimum wage. This rate increase follows a Florida Circuit Court decision from the Second Circuit in Tallahassee issued May 3, 2011, finding that the Agency for Workforce Innovation’s earlier decision to decrease the Florida minimum wage due to deflation was unconstitutional.

Pursuant to the Minimum Wage Amendment to the Florida Constitution which took effect in 2005, every September the Agency for Workforce Innovation is required to calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate by increasing the current minimum wage rate by the rate of inflation during the preceding twelve month period. The adjusted minimum wage rate calculated is to take effect the following January 1st.

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