>According to an article on Fisher and Phillips laborlawyers.com website, a recent circuit court ruling has held that the state of Florida broke its own constitution by lowering the state’s minimum wage. As a result, the state of FL will require all employers to pay a minimum of $7.31 instead of the Federal $7.25.
The state usually requires these changes at the beginning of the year but because this change was forced by a court order the new minimum wage will begin June 1, 2011. This brings the state of Florida above the federal minimum wage again. Several states had raised their state minimum wages prior to the last Federal raise some years ago but right now, the Federal minimum wage is the higher and must be applied.
The full article can be found here.