What are the Federal and Florida Minimum Wage Amounts?

Federal minimum wage:

Currently, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.  Below is a chart of the federal minimum wage since 2007.

July 24, 2007 to July 23, 2008                        $5.85 /hr

July 24, 2008 to July 23, 2009                        $6.55 /hr

July 24, 2009 to Present                                  $7.25 /hr

Florida minimum wage:

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Florida has its own minimum wage law that requires employers to pay employees more than the federal minimum wage.  Below is a chart of Florida’s minimum wage since 2005.

January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007           $6.67 /hr

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008           $6.79 /hr

January 1, 2009 to July 23, 2009                    $7.21 /hr

July 24, 2009 to May 31, 2011                       $7.25 /hr *

June 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011                $7.31 /hr

January 1, 2012 to Present                              $7.67 /hr

*same as  Federal minimum wage

Generally, if you have not been paid properly you can recover any unpaid wages accrued over the previous two years.  In some cases, the law allows you to recover unpaid wages that accrued more than two years ago.  Additionally, in virtually all situations, if an employer has not paid you properly, you are entitled to double the amount of your actual unpaid wages AND the employer is required to pay you for the attorney’s fees and costs associated with a lawsuit.

Our firm will prosecute class  and collective actions on behalf of aggrieved employees. We will undertake any litigation arising from this investigation on a contingent fee basis. If a lawsuit is filed as a result of this investigation, we will only seek payment of any fees from recovery generated by the lawsuit. This means any fee we receive will be paid by the defendant or out of any settlement or judgment recovered.  Likewise, all costs will be advanced by us. If an action is filed and not successful, you would not be responsible for any of our fees or costs. If you wish to discuss this investigation and any potential legal options you may have, or if you have any questions please contact our law office.

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