The appeal by Miami Beach of lower court rulings that blocked implementation of a separate local minimum wage has been accepted for review by the Florida Supreme Judicial Court. You may recall that Miami Beach passed an ordinance back in 2016 increasing the minimum wage within the city to $13.31 by 2021. The ordinance passed despite a 2003 statewide law preempting local communities from establishing their own minimum wage. The wage ordinance was challenged by a coalition of business interests and overturned by a series of lower courts, each of which cited the 2003 state preemption in striking down the ordinance. Now, the high court in Florida will decide the case.