[author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor]
Starting January 1, 2013, Florida's minimum wage will increase by 12 cents to $7.79 per hour, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has announced.
Florida adjusts its minimum wage each year to keep pace with the rate of inflation. This year's increase of 1.5 percent is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers between Sept. 1, 2011, and Sept. 1, 2012. Nine other states also annually adjust their minimum wages based on the rate of inflation.
Florida law requires employers to post a minimum wage notice in a conspicuous and accessible place in each establishment where nonexempt employees work. Florida's minimum wage poster can be downloaded at the department's website.