In November of 2020, Floridians voted to pass Amendment 2, which amends Florida’s Constitution to raise the minimum wage rate by $.09, from $8.56 to $8.65. The initial increase took effect on January 1, 2021. The amendment will gradually increase Florida’s minimum wage rate to $15.00 according to the following schedule:
- September 30, 2021 – $10.00
- September 30, 2022 – $11.00
- September 30, 2023 – $12.00
- September 30, 2024 – $13.00
- September 30, 2025 – $14.00
- September 30, 2026 – $15.00
After September 30, 2027, the minimum wage rate will be adjusted pursuant to Florida Statute 448.110 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity based upon changes to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.
Notwithstanding the amendment, employers can continue to apply the $3.02 tip credit for tipped employees who meet the applicable eligibility requirements. Currently, Florida’s minimum wage for qualifying tipped employees is $5.63 and will be $11.98 as of September 30, 2026 when the minimum wage increase is fully implemented.
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