Florida’s minimum wage is set to increase to $7.67 starting January 1, 2012. This 36-cent increase follows on the heels of a 6-cent increase (to $7.31) set in June 2011. The minimum wage for tipped employees will also rise 36-cents in the new year, from $4.29 to $4.65.
Employers should make sure all employees are paid appropriately beginning January 1. Additionally, employers must post the proper Florida and federal minimum wage posters. You can download the 2012 Florida poster in English here, and in Spanish here. The federal minimum wage poster can be downloaded here.