I originally hail from Toronto, Canada. As an employment attorney now practicing in Florida, I enjoy comparing US employment laws with their Canadian counterparts. So first, the news from Florida.
On January 1, 2018, Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $8.10 per hour to $8.25 per hour. This adjustment is based on the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the South Region. For a full-time Florida employee earning the minimum wage, the increase results in $6 more per week, or $312 a year, before taxes and deductions. This increase is more substantial than last year’s increase of $104 before taxes and deductions. Continue Reading