While is seems like the minimum wage in Montgomery County, Maryland was just increased to $10.75, employers are now less than 90 days away from the next increase. On July 1, 2017, the minimum wage will rise to $11.50 per hour. While this increase is not a surprise, as the legislation approving this lift in the minimum wage rate was passed several years ago, the fact remains that Montgomery County will have the highest minimum wage in the State of Maryland. However, Prince George’s County, Maryland will shortly follow and increase its minimum wage to $11.50 on October 1, 2017. Employers in the District of Columbia are already required to comply with the $11.50 minimum wage.
As a reminder, for all hours worked over 40 in a given work week the employee must be paid time-and-one-half. In other words, all overtime hours must be paid at a rate of $17.25/per hour.
For more information on minimum wage and overtime issues, please contact Scott A. Mirsky at (301) 656-7603 or firstname.lastname@example.org.