The living wage is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support themselves. In Florida the living wage for a single adult working full time is calculated at $11.25 – the calculation goes up if there is a family to support.
In Florida the minimum wage is now $8.25 but only applies to full-time employees and is based on the federal consumer price index. Employers can circumvent the law by only hiring part-time workers. The cost of living in some Florida cities is higher and that is not taken into consideration by the Florida laws and those cities can’t make a change without court approval.
Florida has some work to do and at the very least needs to plan ahead. I intend to help make that happen.
Living wages result in appreciative workers that care about your business, can afford your product and can live closer to their workplace. The most profitable businesses in our country today recognize these facts as smart business sense.