Miami-Dade Wage Ordinance Doesn't Apply To Airline Servicer

Law360 (February 14, 2019, 6:14 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that an aeronautical services provider at Miami International Airport does not have to abide by a county living wage ordinance because the company's contract to service private air carriers does not fall within an exemption in a state law preempting the ordinance.

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal reversed a judgment in favor of Miami-Dade County and ruled that Ultra Aviation Services Inc. is not a contractor as described in the exception to a state law prohibiting political subdivisions from imposing minimum wage requirements higher than the state or federal minimum wage.

The appeals court said Ultra...

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