FL Bill Excludes Felons From Minimum Wage Raise

Click Orlando reports:

Florida’s minimum wage is set to hit $15 per hour by 2026, but not everyone in the state will see that money if one Republican state senator gets his way. Sen. Jeff Brandes, of St. Petersburg, filed a proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution on Wednesday.

The proposal from Brandes, who serves as chair of the Judiciary Committee, calls for the legislature to receive powers allowing it to set a “reduced minimum wage rate” for prisoners in the state correctional system, workers convicted of a felony, workers under 21 and other “hard-to-hire” employees.

The proposal does not define “hard-to-hire” or say what the “reduced minimum wage rate” would be.

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