Charles Caulkins Comments on Precedent-Setting Decision in Miami Minimum Wage Case
On Feb. 5, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court blocked a Miami Beach law that would have raised the minimum wage in the city, ending a lengthy battle over whether cities could set their own minimum wages. In an interview with the South Florida Business Journal, Fort Lauderdale partner Charles Caulkins, who represented the business groups arguing against the municipality’s wage hike, explained that the decision establishes a precedent that would make it more difficult for other Florida cities to increase minimum wage in their area. "I suspect that if another Florida city tried it, a court would note the Miami Beach case was dismissed by the Supreme Court and would defer to the Third District Court of Appeal," he said.
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