Jan 05, 2007

Minimum Wage Increase

As we begin a new year, it is time to double-check to make sure that your payroll practices and systems have been updated to reflect new minimum wage rates. Because a large number of our clients have operations in Georgia and/or Florida, we have highlighted these two states below. We hope that you will find the attached map to be a handy reference for other states. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact one of our Employment & Labor Practice Group attorneys.

No Change to Georgia Minimum Wage

There has been no recent increase to Georgia’s minimum wage.

Florida Minimum Wage Increases to $6.67

Effective January 1, 2007, Florida’s minimum wage is increasing to $6.67 per hour (this represents a 27¢ increase from the $6.40 per hour minimum wage in 2006). The minimum wage for tipped employees also increases, to $3.65 an hour.

Employers must prominently display a poster reflecting this new Florida rate. Florida’s minimum wage poster can be downloaded in English and Spanish from the Agency for Workforce Innovation’s website at This poster requirement is in addition to the federal requirement to post a notice of the federal minimum wage.

Employers who fail to comply with the new minimum wage law may be subject to civil actions by employees and the Florida attorney general.

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