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Maryland Employers Be Aware: Effective Today Maryland’s State-Wide Minimum Wage Increases to $8.75 Per Hour And Montgomery County Increases Its Minimum Wage To $10.75 Per Hour

Today, the statewide minimum wage in Maryland increased from $8.25 per hour to $8.75 per hour.  This represents a regularly-scheduled increase as part of the Maryland Minimum Wage Act of 2014 (the “Act”), which will increase the minimum wage in Maryland from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour by July 2018.  The next scheduled increase under the Act will occur on July 1, 2017 when the minimum wage will increase to $9.25 per hour.

Employers in Montgomery County, Maryland have a separate special minimum wage increase that goes into effect today.  Today, the minimum wage for employers operating in Montgomery County increases from $9.55 per hour to $10.75 per hour.  Prince George’s County, Maryland has also adopted its own minimum wage increase, but no increases in Prince George’s County go into effect today.  On October 1, 2016, however, the minimum wage in Prince George’s County will increase from $9.55 per hour to $10.75 per hour.  Both Montgomery County and Prince George’s County have enacted laws to increase the minimum wage in their respective jurisdictions to $11.50 per hour by the end of 2017.

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About this Author

Guy Brenner, Labor Attorney, Proskauer Rose, arbitration proceedings Lawyer

Guy Brenner is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Group. He has extensive experience representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class action matters, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He also regularly assists federal government contractors with the many special employment-related compliance challenges they face.

Guy represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on non-compete and trade secrets issues,...