Happy New Year!  Can you believe it is 2012?  Employees who make minimum wage can ring in 2012 by celebrating their 36-cent per hour raise.  That’s right, as we told you back in November, Florida’s minimum wage increased to $7.67, effective today.  The minimum wage for tipped employees also rises 36-cents, to $4.65.

Employers must ensure they make the appropriate payroll changes to comply with this change.  Also, remember to switch out your 2011 minimum wage posters for the 2012 versions.  If you have not already done so, you may download the 2012 Florida version in English here, and in Spanish here.  The federal minimum wage poster has not changed, but still must be posted.  It can be downloaded here.

Best wishes for a happy, prosperous 2012!