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Minimum Wage Increases for Maryland and Montgomery County Effective July 1, 2017

July 2017

By: Melissa Calhoon Jones

Minimum wage rates for Maryland and Montgomery County increased effective July 1, 2017, as follows:

Maryland:  $9.25
Montgomery County:  $11.50

The current minimum wage for Prince George's County is $10.75; however, it will increase to $11.50 on October 1, 2017.

Minimum wage employees working in Montgomery County and Prince George's County are entitled to be paid at the highest rate applicable to their work location. Exceptions from paying the full minimum wage at the state or county level may apply to tipped employees, employees of amusement or recreational establishments, or employees who are under 20 years of age.  In addition, exemptions from minimum wage or overtime requirements based on occupation, industry, or age may apply.

Employers are required to post current minimum wage and overtime information. Updated posters for the state of Maryland, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County are available at here.

Melissa Calhoon Jones, chair of the Labor and Employment Group, counsels companies on employment, labor, and immigration issues.  For more information about employment laws affecting your company and other employment concerns, please contact Ms. Jones at 410.752.9765 or via email.

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