On December 31, 2013, New York’s Minimum Wage will increase to $8.00 per hour. As of the last day of the year, any employee must make at least that amount. Waiters and other food service tipped employees see no change in their base amount, as the tip credit will increase with each change in the minimum wage.
On January 1, 2014, Florida’s Minimum Wage will increase to $7.93 for non-tipped employees. This is part of Florida’s annual readjustment of the minimum wage based upon inflation. As the Florida tip credit remains the same, the direct wage that employers must pay tipped employees will increase to $4.91.