On January 1, 2017, the Florida minimum wage will increase by five cents ($0.05) from $8.05 to $8.10 per hour. A covered employee who is paid the minimum wage would also be entitled to an overtime wage of at least $12.15 per hour. As of January 1, 2017, tipped employees in Florida must be paid a direct wage of $5.08, which is equal to the $8.10 minimum wage minus a $3.02 tip credit, and an overtime wage of $9.13. An employee who has not received the required wage may bring a lawsuit in court. If your employer or former employer fails to pay you the required wage rate, call a wage attorney at Bober & Bober, P.A. at 800-995-9243 for a free consultation.