Proposed Florida Voters Ballot Initiative
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Every September 30 following, the minimum wage will be increased by a certain percentage as shown in the above table.
All the employers in the State of Florida must pay their employees the hourly state minimum wage for all the hours worked in Florida. If any employer does not pay their employees the required minimum wage, they can bring a civil action against the employer or any individual violating the Florida minimum wage law.
Proposed Tipped Wage
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Frequently Asked Questions on Florida Minimum Wage and Labor Laws:
1. What is the Florida minimum wage in 2023?
The minimum wage in Florida for 2023 is $11.00 per hour and will increase to $12 from September 30, 2023. It is scheduled to increase to $15.00 per hour by 2026 based on the Florida voters proposal called Amendment 2 (2020).
2. What is the minimum wage for tipped employees in Florida in 2023?
According to Florida’s Department of Labor, the minimum wage for tipped employees in the state of Florida for 2023 is $7.98 per hour.
3. Why does Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) oppose a $15.00 per hour minimum wage?
FRLA is aware of the hospitality workers who are the face of the tourism industry and they are the ones who keep visitors coming back by creating memorable experiences for them. They do deserve fair and competitive wages, but a 77% increase in labor costs is not sustainable for the hospitality industry. In order to address such drastic cost increase, businesses will cut employee hours and increase automation.