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While most people understand that the minimum wage, generally speaking, represents the lowest rate of hourly compensation many types of employers can legally pay to workers, not everyone has a solid grasp of the wage and hour specifics that apply to different types of business and workplaces. Effective September 30, 2021, in Florida the minimum […]

What Is the Florida Minimum Wage? from Richard Celler [2021 Update]  Effective September 30, 2021 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum wage of $8.65 is increased to $10 per hour, Florida employers, meanwhile, may still continue to take a tip credit of up to $3.02 per hour for those classified as tipped […]

The FLSA also requires workers to be paid overtime pay under certain circumstances. If you regularly work over 40 hours a week, or you work an unusual and/or erratic schedule at your job, you could be entitled to overtime pay. [2021 Update]  Effective Jan 1, 2018 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum […]

In the United States, tipping is big business. In certain service industries, it is customary to receive fairly significant tips from clients or customers. In fact, in some jobs tips are counted on as income by the workers as well as factored into an employees pay by employers. While employers often pay tipped employees less […]

In the United States, most workers are protected by various state and federal employment laws that governing things such as discrimination in the workplace, overtime pay, and minimum wages. If you have been in the workforce for more than a few years you have already seen the federal minimum wage change at least once. This […]

In the United States, both federal and state laws protect covered workers from being paid an unfair wage and/or from working too many hours each week without being fairly compensated. Most employers abide by the wage and overtime laws; however, some employers try and get around the laws or blatantly ignore the law. If your […]

As you likely already know, the United States government sets a federal minimum wage rate that applies to most workers in the U.S. In addition, individual states have the option to set a minimum wage rate that is higher than the federal rate. Florida is one of several states that has a minimum wage rate […]

The “Florida Minimum Wage Act” determines the state minimum wage, currently set at $8.46 per hour. [2021 Update]  Effective Sep 30, 2021 – Florida labor laws were updated to a minimum wage of $8.65 to $10, a maximum tip credit of $3.02 and a minimum compensation for tipped employees of $6.98. However, this will not […]

The minimum wage an employer is required to pay is even regulated by federal and/or state law for most employees. If your employer is paying you less than what the law requires, you may be entitled to pursue a wage claim against your employer. [2021 Update]  Effective Sep 30, 2021 – Florida labor laws were […]

As a worker in the United States you enjoy a number of protections that workers across the rest of the world may not enjoy. Everything from your working conditions to your wages are likely governed by state and/or federal law that ensure you are not taken advantage of or mistreated by employers. Many employees, however, […]