Lawsuit filed against state for failing to raise minimum wageby Dara Kam | January 10th, 2011
Advocates for poor and low-wage workers filed a lawsuit against the state for failing to raise the minimum wage to reflect inflation as required by the Florida constitution.
Lawyers for the New York-based National Employment Law Project and Florida Legal Services filed the lawsuit on behalf of roughly 188,000 minimum wage workers in Florida.
The agency should have raised the current $7.31 hourly minimum rage by six cents, the lawsuit argues.
In 2004, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment automatically raising the minimum wage each year to reflect the increase in the cost of living.