Florida Minimum Wage Increases 2009

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An updated Florida labor law poster includes an increase in the state’s minimum wage from $6.79 per hour to $7.21 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2009 through July 23, 2009.

Florida’s minimum wage is recalculated each year based on the Consumer Price Index. On July 24, 2009, the new federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour will replace Florida’s minimum wage.

The mandatory Florida labor law poster also includes an increase in the minimum wage for tipped employees from $3.77 per hour to $4.19 per hour, in addition to tips. Florida’s minimum wage for 2008 has been removed from the revised poster.

The changes in minimum wage rates for Florida employees were also made to the Spanish section of the poster.