Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Legal questioning about minimum wage in Florida.

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Saint Petersburg , Florida
    Posts
    1,106

    Legal questioning about minimum wage in Florida.

    My mother is my caretaker. She gets paid for 12 hours a day. 5 hours of pay are what she was making while working as a bus driver and the other 7 hours are minimum wage. Minimum wage has increased the past year and she is still receiving what it was before the increase. She contacted the people who pay her (my adjustor) and she said my mom would not receive an increase because it was a Florida increase not a national increase. Does anybody know if this is true or where I can find out? Any information is appreciated. Thank you, Chuck

  2. #2
    Senior Member taj2002's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Posts
    172
    Yes, I believe that this is true. In Indiana, the state minimum wage is the same as the national minimum wage which is $5.15 I believe. In FL, it looks like the state minimum wage is higher than the national. I saw $6.67 on the site I checked. Check out this site for more information. This site lists every state and how its minimum wage compares to the national minimum wage.

    http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
    Posts
    8,152
    If she is not making $6.67 an hour for her other seven hours then they are violating the labor law.

    http://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/whd/whd_fs.pdf

    I hope this helps. The raise in minimum wage was federal.

    It seems some states are different amounts.

    http://www.dol.gov/esa/minwage/america.htm#Florida


    OOPs sorry it seems we were researching at the same time...LOL
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Saint Petersburg , Florida
    Posts
    1,106
    She is making 5.15 an hour. So since Florida's minimum wage is higher than the national minimum wage she should be making 6.67 an hour. I believe she needs to contact a lawyer. I told her they (my insurance adjuster) is only looking after themselves. Thank you for your replies.

Similar Threads

  1. Disabled advocates want to change minimum wage rule (canada)
    By Max in forum Ability & Disability News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-25-2003, 04:47 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-25-2002, 02:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •