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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Minimum wage in Florida is set to increase by 21 cents per hour starting on January 1st, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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The increase brings minimum wage in the Sunshine State to $8.46 per hour from $8.25.

The federal minimum wage for 2019, which is $7.25 per hour.

Tipped employees of large employers will also see an increase from $5.23 to $5.44 per hour.

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This is the most significant wage increase in the state since 2012 when the minimum wage went from $7.25 to $7.67.

Florida law requires employers who must pay their employees the minimum wage to post a wage notice at the place of employment.

Employees who are not paid the minimum wage may bring a civil action against the employer or anyone violating Florida’s minimum wage law.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity calculates a minimum wage rate each year.

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These calculations are based on the percentage increase in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.