Florida Minimum Wage To Increase On Jan. 1, 2019 - NBC 6 South Florida

Florida Minimum Wage To Increase On Jan. 1, 2019

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    Minimum Age Increase in Florida to take Effect Jan. 1st

    The increase marks the biggest change in minimum wage since it rose by 36 cents in 2012.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018)

    It's not $15 per hour, but the state of Florida will still see a significant minimum wage increase come New Year’s Day.

    According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the minimum wage will rise to $8.46 per hour on Jan. 1, 2019. That’s a 21 cent increase from the previous minimum wage of $8.25. It's the biggest minimum wage increase since 2012, officials say.

    The minimum wage for tipped employees is also set to increase from $5.23 to $5.44 per hour, according to the department.

    An increase comes every year on January 1 under Florida law to adjust the state’s minimum wage rate based on the federal consumer.

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