Florida Politics: First of six annual minimum wage increases goes into effect

By Anne Geggis
Florida Politics, Sep 30, 2021

Minimum wage workers are getting a 15% raise Thursday when Amendment 2 begins taking effect. ...

Richard Nesbit, the owner of Alta Systems in Gainesville, a communications business, said he believes that fairly paid workers make better workers.

“As a company already paying a $15 minimum wage, we know it’s important our employees are able to focus on work without being constantly stressed about making ends meet,” he told Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, a network of businesses advocating for higher pay. “Raising Florida’s minimum wage will help level the playing field so businesses can’t compete unfairly by paying wages that employees can’t live on. It will also enable Floridians to buy more from local businesses.” ...

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