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All Florida Clients:


During last year’s general elections, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15/hour.  This will take place in a series of increases over the next five years.


The first increase will take effect on September 30, 2021.  At that time, all employers will have to pay their workers at least $10 per hour.  For tipped employees (generally those in the food service industry), employers will have to pay their workers at least $6.98 per hour.  Each September through 2026, the minimum wage will increase by $1 per hour until reaching $15 per hour for workers and $11.98 per hour for tipped workers.
As part of this increase, all employers must post a copy of the federal and Florida minimum wage laws.  Free copies of these posters are available at: 





An important message regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, the Delta Variant & the workplace by our board certified Labor & Employment expert Brian Lerner:

The COVID-19 Delta Variant has fueled an exponential rise in cases. Due to the highly contagious nature of the Delta Variant (spreading 55% faster than the original COVID strain), many companies are reconsidering whether to mandate vaccination or disclosure of vaccination as a condition of employment. With companies considering changes to their COVID-19 policies, we wanted to provide this FAQ answering commons questions we have received from companies in recent weeks.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us by telephone (954-527-1115) or e-mail ( We are here to help, and wish for everyone to stay safe and be well.

Brian Lerner
Chair, Labor & Employment

Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP is a minority-owned business and a certified minority business enterprise (MBE). Our diversity allows us to assess legal problems from a variety of perspectives. That power of perspective helps us implement strategies to solve our clients’ legal problems—whether those strategies call for tactical negotiation or aggressive litigation.

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Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP handles business litigation. Our goal is to provide responsive, cost-efficient, and results-oriented legal counsel for business problems. Our corporate and individual clients rely on us to handle contract disputes, employment disputes, insurance-related claims, product liability claims, non-compete, confidentiality, and trade secret disputes, arbitrations, and partner, shareholder, and officer and director disputes. We strive to give each matter our creative best, attempt to approach each client’s problems as if they were our own, and are very aware of the costs of litigation and therefore keep efficiency and practical solutions at the top of our priority list.

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