Miami-Dade County Living Wage Increased

Employers who have contracts with Miami-Dade County may need to increase wages to their workers effective October 1, 2014.

The City of Miami and its Dade County partner increased the living wage rate to $12.46 per hour (for employers offering qualified health benefits) or $14.27 per hour (for employers not offering qualified health benefits). Miami-Dade County Ordinances Sec. 2-8.9

Miami Living Wage for Contractors and in Aviation Facilities

In addition to business contracting directly with Miami-Dade County with contract values of $100,000 or more, all services provided in Miami-Dade County Aviation facilities are covered by the ordinance – with no connection to a contract value.

In Amerijet International Inc. v. Miami-Dade County (Case 12-22304), a regional cargo air carrier learned the hard way that the ordinance applied to them. A U.S. District Court District Judge dismissed Amerijet’s claims that the living wage ordinance violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Miami Living Wage Indexed

The living wage rate is linked to the Consumer Price Index as calculated by the U.S. Department of Commerce and reviewed annually to adjust the living wage rate for inflation.

Miami-Dade Contractor Certification

Before performing services for Miami-Dade County, contractors covered by the Living Wage ordinance must certify to the contracting department that it will adhere to the living wage ordinance.

Miami-Dade Living Wage Paycheck Notice

Covered employers must notify workers by printing the following on their first paycheck and every six months after that:

“You are required by Miami-Dade County law to be paid at least [insert applicable rate under this Chapter] dollars an hour. If you are not paid this hourly rate, contact your supervisor or a lawyer.”

Miami-Dade Living Wage Posting Requirement

Covered employers must display a copy of the Miami-Dade County Living Wage rate notice and provide employees copies when requested. Contractors are also responsible for providing the notice to all subcontractors who would work on projects for Miami-Dade County. All notices will be printed in English, Spanish, and Creole.

What is a Living Wage?

Learn more about What’s the Difference Between Minimum Wage, Prevailing Wage, and Living Wage?

GovDocs City Posting Coverage

Miami is one of more than 50 cities covered by GovDocs for city posting coverage. Learn more about how the GovDocs city posting program provides complete poster compliance coverage for North America’s largest employers here.


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