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Old 07-24-2007, 04:12 PM
Location: Living in Paradise
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The federal minimum wage begins today, but for Florida employers that already pay a higher wage, the new law doesn't mean much -- for now.

Is 0.70 cents a slap to everyone that works for a living?

Florida's minimum wage is $6.67 an hour compared with the new federal minimum wage of $5.85 an hour, a 70-cent raise. Most Florida employers say they already pay more to get the workers they need.

About the lowest wage Broward County employment agency Workforce One has seen is $7 an hour. Manufacturing workers are paid at least $10 an hour, according to a survey by the South Florida Manufacturing Association in Pompano Beach.

The new federal minimum wage hike is the first in a decade. It ends the longest span without a federal minimum wage increase since the pay floor was enacted in 1938. The last previous increase came in September 1997, when President Clinton signed a bill raising the minimum 40 cents to $5.15 an hour.

Government figures show about 1.7 million people earned $5.15 or less in 2006.
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