Due to an increase in Florida’s minimum wage, the state’s lowest-paid workers will be receiving about a $14-a-week raise starting January 1, 2012. State law mandates an automatic increase in the minimum wage that Florida employers can pay their hourly workers. Based on cost-of-living increases, Florida will increase the current rate of $7.31 an hour to $7.67 an hour on Jan. 1, 2012.
This is big news for tipped employees! With few exceptions, starting January 1st, tipped employees must be paid at least $4.65 per hour ($7.67 minus the $3.02 tip credit = $4.65).
If you are a tipped employee, and have questions about the minimum wage, please contact us. The biggest violations of the tip credit laws occur when restaurants make their tipped employees “tip out” managers or workers in the “back of the house” (cooks, dishwashers, expeditors, salad preparers). If this has happened to you anytime in the past five years, call us at for a free consultation.
You may contact the Law Offices of Rose H. Robbins for a free consultation to see if you have a case for unpaid overtime or minimum wages by calling (954) 946-8130 or by filling out the confidential form below which will arrive at our law offices instantly. If our office decides to accept your case and we enter into a written, signed retainer agreement you will not have to pay anything unless we win your case. Appointments are available at various locations in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.