January 2

2020 Florida Minimum Wage Hike

Florida’s minimum wage went up a dime on January 1, 2020, to $8.56 per hour.

Not a lot, but heading in the right direction for Florida workers in that wage bracket, and far above the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

The Florida rate is now $5.54 per hour for tipped employees in the hospitality industry.

Happy New Year!

April 5

Rick Larson Law Joins Science of Hiring Panel Discussion

I am pleased to have been honored to join the panel of leading Central Florida HR experts to discuss “The Science of Hiring – Recruiting and Hiring Capable, Self-Motivated People” on April 11, 2017 before the Central Florida Council.

This lively panel discussion will take a look at challenges of both the job seeker and the hiring manager to find one another in our digital world.

This event will take place at DeVry University, 7352 Greenbriar Pkwy., Orlando, FL 32819 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

For more details, please contact cfec.org and look for the April meeting.

I hope to see you April 11!


February 17

Rick Larson Law Headed to Lake Sumter SHRM

I have been honored to speak before the Lake Sumter, FL SHRM Chapter this coming Wednesday, February 2017 at 11:30 am regarding current labor and employment trends.

Please see the Speaking Engagements page for details.

Thank you.


January 23

Rick Larson Law to Present Feb 14 Employment Law Update at Central Florida Employment Council (“CFEC”)

I have again been honored to present the annual employment law update for the Central Florida Employment Council (“CFEC”).

This year the topic will be, “Looking into Trump World: What’s Next in Labor and Employment Trends?”

This event will take place February 14, 2017 at 7:30 am until 9:00 am at LaSalle Computer Learning Center, 12900 Challenger Pkwy, Ste 102, Orlando, FL 32826.

For further information, please see cfec.org or the following link:


I hope to see you there!