Following two lower court defeats, the City of Miami Beach announced it will continue efforts to force government wage mandates on job creators by taking its case to the Florida Supreme Court. In December 2016, the City of Miami Beach passed a government mandated wage increase to $10.31 per hour starting January 1, 2018, and increasing by $1.00 per year until it reaches $13.31 in 2021. The Florida Chamber of Commerce and coalition partners successfully argued that the ordinance disregarded a Florida statute that established the State of Florida to determine one consistent minimum wage for the entire state.
“TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Miami Beach wants the Florida Supreme Court to take up a battle about whether the city can move forward with a local minimum wage.
The city has filed a notice that it is appealing a December 13th decision by the 3rd District Court of Appeal that struck down the local minimum wage, which was approved in 2016 and was slated to take effect in 2018.”
2018 Jobs Agenda
Preventing employment regulations and mandates will help keep Florida’s business climate competitive, and is a priority on the Florida Chamber’s 2018 Jobs Agenda. Year after year the Florida Chamber has been at the forefront of solving issues that impact the competitiveness and future of Florida’s business climate. We will continue protecting the employment decisions of job creators and will oppose any new mandates that are detrimental to the employer-employee relationship.