LABOR LAW NEWS

Florida 2016 Minimum Wage Falls Flat

Published on October 21, 2015

The 2016 Florida Minimum Wage remains unchanged for 2016, but employers should replace the Florida Minimum Wage notice beginning January 1, 2016.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) announced that the 2016 Florida minimum wage rate will remain $8.05 per hour as Florida’s rate of inflation did not trigger an automatic increase.

Florida adjusts the state minimum wage annually based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as part of the Florida Minimum Wage Act. Until this year, Florida’s rate had been increasing an average of fifteen cents per year since 2005 when Florida began indexing its minimum wage rate for adjustments due to inflation.

This, however, was not one of those years.

2016 Florida Minimum Wage Posters

As we discussed in the Ohio and Oregon articles, employers should replace the Florida minimum wage notice in the workplace. The revised notice is specific to 2016 and has an effective date clearly labeled as January 1, 2016. If workers see the 2015 posting – even though the pay rate is the same – they may assume that they aren’t being paid the correct minimum wage rate, and you know those are the kinds of phone calls you don’t enjoy.

This Labor Law News Blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.

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