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SWFL Businesses, It’s Time to Update Your Minimum Wage Poster

Florida businesses will have to pay a $1,000 fine if they ‘intentionally’ break the minimum wage requirements

Attention business owners and employees of Southwest Florida, the state’s minimum wage increased to $8.25 an hour from $8.10 an hour.

The increase went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 .

According to Florida law, businesses that pay employees hourly wages are required to display the Florida Minimum Wage Notice in clear sight.

Ideal spots for the poster includes, the kitchen, near the water cooler or where employees usually take their coffee break.

Businesses can download and print a copy of the updated notice from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s website. The poster is available in English , Spanish and Creole .

FloridaJobs.org states that an employer will have to pay a $1,000 fine if they “intentionally” break the rules of the minimum wage requirements and may face civil action.

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