Florida’s current minimum wage is $8.56, but will increase to $10 on September 30, 2021. The change is part of a plan to increase minimum wage to $15 an hour in 6 years.
The current minimum wage for tipped employees is $5.54.
If employers choose to pay the tipped minimum wage, they must ensure the tipped employees make $8.56 when the rate is combined with tips received.
Florida law does not prohibit mandatory or voluntary tip pooling.
There are no statutes requiring employers to provide meal periods or breaks to employees 18 years of age or older, but federal law stipulates that non-exempt employees must be paid 1.5 times their normal wages for all hours in excess of 40 per workweek.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.
Florida does not require employers to provide meal breaks.
Meal periods of at least 30 minutes must be provided to employees under the age of 18 who work more than 4 hours continuously.