Minimum Wage in Montgomery County going to $15.00!!!

 In Minimum Wage

Score one for the little guy!

It looks like Montgomery County workers are finally going to get a $15 minimum wage.

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve a compromise that will phase in a $15-per-hour minimum wage over four to seven years. The exact timing of the phase-in will depend on the size of the business.

Under the compromise:

  1. Businesses with more than 50 employees will be required to pay $15/hour in 2021;
  2. Businesses with 11 to 50 employees will be required to pay $15/hour in 2023; and
  3. Businesses with fewer than 11 employees will be required to pay $15/hour in 2024.

The Council also approved a measure to tie the Montgomery County minimum wage to the inflation rate so that future increases will be automatic.

Montgomery County will become the second major jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C., region to increase its local minimum wage to $15 per hour (The D.C. Council voted last year to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020).

Once there is a final, signed version of the law, DCWageLaw will update this post with exact schedules of when these increases to the Montgomery County minimum wage will take effect.

What to Do If You’re Paid Below the Minimum Wage

If you have ever received a wage that is below the state or local minimum wage, you may be entitled to 3x what you’re owed under Maryland law.

Contact us now for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Photo by Montgomery County Planning Commission

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