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2019 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
Don’t Forget – Workplace Posters Must Be Updated! On October 24, 2018, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that the 2019 Florida minimum wage will be increased from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour, effective January 1, 2019. The agency is mandated to calculate a minimum wage rate each year based on the percentage increase.....
DOL Says Tip Pools Can Include Cooks and Dishwashers
The Trump Administration continues to review policies and guidelines issued under the Obama Administration.  Restaurant and hospitality employers will recall that the Obama DOL imposed new regulations that restricted tip pooling (the 2012 field bulletin guidance is rescinded).  In April, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released updated guidanc...
Tip Pooling – the Do’s and Don’ts
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) permits an employer to take a tip credit toward its minimum wage obligation for tipped employees equal to the difference between the required cash wage (which must be at least $2.13) and the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25).  However, Florida employers must follow the state minimum wage because it is hig...
new 2017 Florida Minimum Wage Poster published
Tallahassee, FL – The 2017 Florida minimum wage is $8.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2017. Florida law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to calculate a minimum wage rate each year. The annual calculation is based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Worker...
Improper uniform deductions, tip sharing and unpaid OT at Metro Diner
An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Jacksonville District Office found that Windy City Doc Holding LLC, doing business as Metro Diner, violated minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The Wage and Hour complaint identified three violations.  First, Metro Diner made imprope...
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