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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2021 10 months ago

Florida minimum wage set to increase this week

The state's minimum wage will change from the current rate of $8.65 to $10.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

The first of Florida's scheduled minimum wage raises under Amendment 2 are set to take effect on Thursday, Sept. 30. 

The state's minimum wage will raise from the current rate of $8.65 to the new floor of $10, increasing by $1.35 per hour. 

The change comes after voters approved a constitutional amendment in November by just over 60%. 

Under the amendment, the rate will increase incrementally each year until reaching $15 an hour, $11.98 for tipped workers, on Sept. 30, 2026.

The pay boost is one of the many new laws that are set to kick in including a regulatory framework for electronic cigarettes.


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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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