Florida Court: State Law Does Not Allow Local Minimum Wage Ordinances

March 30, 2017

Miami Beach’s new minimum wage law, which is intended to raise the mandatory citywide wage to $13.31 by 2021, was struck down on Tuesday by a Miami-Dade circuit court judge who ruled that the ordinance was preempted by state law.  The city will appeal, and the preemption issue, which affects the ability of all Florida cities, counties and other local jurisdictions to pass their own minimum wage ordinances, may be decided by the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida’s minimum wage is currently $8.10 and increases (or stays flat) every year effective January 1st. Miami Beach’s minimum wage was set to implement its first increase to $10.31 on January 1, 2018, followed by annual increases of $1.00 per year until the local minimum wage reached $13.31 on January 1, 2021.

Read more from The Miami Herald at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/miami-beach/article141212608.html#storylink=cpy

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