11-19-2013 Organization of the Board with Oath and Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #56


Title
Increase to Florida's Minimum Wage

Discussion

On November 2, 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment which created Florida's minimum wage.  The minimum wage applies to all employees in the state who are covered by the federal minimum wage.  Florida law requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to calculate a minimum wage rate each year.  The annual calculation is based on the percentage increase in the Federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers in the South Region for the 12-month period prior to September 1, 2013. 

Therefore, effective January 1, 2014, the minimum wage will be increased from $7.79 per hour to $7.93 per hour for all minimum wage positions in the District.  This will impact the substitute classroom assistants and the substitute workers for support positions such as cafeteria workers, custodians and office clerks.

 

 



Recommendation
Approve the recommendation to accept Florida's minimum wage increase effective January 1, 2014 from $7.79 per hour to $7.93 per hour.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/19/2013
Consent after Information12/10/2013

Authority for Action
F.S. 1012.39

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

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Contact
Joy A. Salamone, Director - Human Resources Services/Labor Relations, extension 265.


Attachment:  Substitute Minimum Wage Change effective 01-01-14.pdf