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 http://floridajobs.org/resources/fl_min_wage.html. 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.