Minimum Wage Increased
July 24, 2009
If you work for minimum wage, you received a raise Friday. The federal minimum wage increased 70 cents Friday to $7.25 an hour, or $28 a week.
In Florida, the increase for a minimum wage worker is less dramatic, with just a 4-cent increase. Until Gtofsuday, Florida’s minimum wage was already at $7.21 an hour.
Tipped employees also received a minimum wage increase from $4.19 plus tips to $4.23.
During 2008, the minimum wage in Florida was $6.79 per hour, 24 cents higher than the federal standard.
Under Florida law, the Agency for Workforce Innovation will be required to calculate a new minimum wage in the state on September 30. Those calculations are based on the Consumer Price Index. If the state calculation is higher than the federal minimum wage, the state wage would take effect in January 2010.