Florida’s minimum wage will go up in January. However they are not getting the $15 per hour that they have been seeking, rather they will see an increase of .21 cents per hour, raising the current rate of $8.25 an hour to $8.46.
Wages for tipped employees will also increase by .21 cents from $5.23 to $5.44 per hour, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
The 2019 increase marks the biggest change in minimum wage since it rose by .36 cents in 2012, and it’s the sixth largest increase since Florida adopted a state minimum wage in 2004.
The federal minimum wage will likely remain at $7.25 per hour for an undetermined period.
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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .