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Lawsuit filed against state for failing to raise minimum wage

by 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.

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3 Responses to “Lawsuit filed against state for failing to raise minimum wage”

  1. _ Says:

    Exactly why I voted against this stupidity of tieing the wage to the index in the first place! Funny wages don’t go down if the index goes down. total idiocy.

  2. Unreal Says:

    Another example of completely irrational legislation.

  3. Pablo Says:

    Great, we can now push more people into the unemployment line.

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