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November 2020 Florida HR Legal Updates

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Florida Voters Pass Minimum Wage Increases

What happened?
Voters in Florida passed Amendment 2, which will increase the state’s minimum wage over the next several years until it eventually hits $15 an hour.

What are the details?
Amendment 2 will increase Florida’s minimum wage to $10.00 effective September 30, 2021. The minimum wage of Florida will still increase from $8.56 per hour to $8.65 per hour, effective January 1, 2021. After the minimum wage hits $10.00, the minimum wage will climb by $1.00, until it reaches $15.00 an hour on September 30, 2026. At that time, Agency for Workforce Innovation will regain control of managing minimum wage increases. The Florida minimum wage applies to any employees who are covered by the federal minimum wage.

Employers who must pay their employee’s the Florida minimum wage must also post a notice of the state minimum wage.

The notice’s may be found here.

Amendment 2’s full text may be found here.

An article going over Amendment 2 in more detail can found here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers in Florida should keep this increase in mind and contact their Payroll specialist if they have any questions.

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