Florida Minimum Wage $8.46 in 2019

While the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 hasn’t moved in nearly a decade, several states and cities have set their own higher minimum wages, and many of those are planning increases in 2019. In the District of Columbia the new minimum wage is $14.00 an hour.

In Florida, the minimum wage is going up 21 cents effective on January 1, 2019 — to $8.46 an hour. Many economists believe that a minimum wage of $15.00 an hour is necessary to make ends meet in Florida.

Millions of U.S. workers will see increased pay in 2019 due to minimum-wage increases in 20 states and 21 cities.

Eight states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, and Washington State— are phasing in increases that will eventually put their minimum wages at $12 to $15 an hour.

In addition, 13 cities and counties are increasing their minimum wages to $15.00 an hour or higher in the new year.

On January 1, New York City’s new minimum hourly wage goes from $13.00 to $15.00 for businesses with 11 or more employees.

The state wage hikes range from an extra nickel per hour in Alaska to a $1-an-hour bump in Maine and Massachusetts and for California employers with more than 25 workers.Seattle’s largest employers will have to pay workers at least $16.00 an hour.

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Angel Castillo, Jr.

Angel Castillo, Jr. has more than 30 years of experience in employment and other civil litigation and in domestic and international arbitrations. Before joining DLD Lawyers as head of the employment law practice group, he served as a partner at the Miami offices of several national employment law firms, including Jackson Lewis, Ogletree Deakins and…

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