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Maryland Minimum Wage

July 8, 2015

Montgomery County Council Changes Minimum Wage Effective Dates and Freezes Tip Wage at Current $4.00

New Effective Dates
Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Council passed legislation which changes the 2016 and 2017 effective dates for County minimum wage increases.  On October 1, 2015, the Montgomery County minimum wage will increase from the current $8.40/hour to $9.55/hour as scheduled.  However, subsequent wage increases will become effective in July instead of October in order to align the County with statewide minimum wage effective dates.
Tip Wage Change
On June 23, 2015, the Montgomery County Council passed legislation to freeze the County tip wage at its current $4.00/hour.  This means that the Montgomery County tip wage will remain at $4.00/hour on July 1, 2015 and WILL NOT increase to $4.13, and gradually higher, as originally scheduled.  Be sure to update your accountant and payroll service about this law change. 
Click here to read full version of this notice and see new tip wage charts.
NOTE:  While all employers are required to post this new information regarding both the tip wage and new effective dates, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (DLLR) has not yet updated these posters on their website to reflect both law changes.