TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s minimum wage is going up by 36 cents to $7.67 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2012.
The state’s new Department of Economic Opportunity quietly posted a notice of the increase on its website Saturday.
The increase will add $14.40 to the weekly pay of employees working 40 hours.
The minimum wage goes up to match increases in the cost of living.
It took a lawsuit to force the last increase of 6 cents per hour, which went into effect June 1.
A judge ruled the state erroneously decreased the minimum wage in 2010.
Workers, though, didn’t immediately feel the effects of that mistake. That’s because the federal $7.25 minimum wage was higher than the state’s rate would have been last year even without the error.
As Hurricane Ian nears Tampa Bay, USF will be closed beginning Tuesday for all non-essential employees and classes have been canceled until Oct. 3, according to a Monday universitywide email. Residence halls and dining locations on the Tampa campus will remain open, but the email said St. Pete residents have been ordered to evacuate. Students […]
After years of delay, construction of a 30-foot bouldering center on campus is underway at the Recreation and Wellness Center. It’s expected to be completed by early November or spring semester at the latest, according to Director of Recreation and Wellness Jay Souza. The bouldering wall, which will replace one of the racquetball courts parallel […]
Some senator and campus council representative positions are for the taking as Student Government’s (SG) midterm elections commence. Campaigning began Saturday and will end Oct. 12, according to the USF elections overview. Students will be able to vote Oct. 11-12. There are seven available Senate seats for the Tampa campus, three for St. Pete and […]
Protective fences will be added to the top floor of four parking garages on campus, as announced in a univeristywide email Saturday. The announcement comes after the death of a student Sept. 16 at the Beard Garage. Chief Health Officer Donna Petersen said the Facilities Management team will finalize the plans for the fences over […]
Growing up as a first-generation American, home and school represented two different lives for Camila Urbina, Student Government (SG) attorney general and Epilepsy Foundation of Florida president. At home, Urbina’s Venezuelan lifestyle was normal. Even though she lived in Florida, she never saw anything unusual about her family values, the food she ate and the […]
The Recreation and Wellness Center has seen surges of students using the facility, resulting in frustrations for those trying to get a workout in. Complaints have risen specifically because of how crowded the Rec is, which has led to longer queues for exercise machines and equipment. In the first week of the fall semester, 20,906 […]