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Florida’s minimum wage workers received a voter-approved increase at the end of September.

After 60 percent of voters approved the constitutional amendment last November, the state’s minimum wage increased from $8.65 an hour to $10 on Sept. 30, with the rate for tipped workers increasing from $5.63 an hour to $6.98 per hour.

Under the constitutional amendment, the rate will increase $1 an hour each year until reaching $15 an hour ($11.98 for tipped workers) on Sept. 30, 2026.

The measure maintains a $3.02 tip credit that employers can apply to tipped workers.

Beginning in 2027, the minimum wage will be adjusted annually for inflation, as it has been since 2004.

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— Compiled by Business Editor Joe Crews

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