Gov & Business

Coming Soon: Here’s When Montgomery County Will Raise Its Minimum Wage

MBS Staff
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Montgomery County will soon raise its minimum wage requirement to $14 an hour. It’s part of legislation passed on November 17, 2017 (Bill 28-17) that will eventually raise the minimum wage in the County to $15 an hour.

The law applies to all businesses with employees and the breakdown is as follows: if a businesses has 51 or more employees they’ll have to pay employees $14 an hour. A business with 50 or fewer employees has to pay a $13.25 to employees and a business with 10 or less workers must pay a minimum of $13 an hour.

The law goes into effect July 1, 2020.

By 2022 an employer could pay as much as $15 an hour plus the Consumer Price Index cost for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).

Employees 18 years old and under and working under 20 hours per week are exempt from the rates but they must still earn 85 percent of the State of Maryland rate.

Only "home health services" or "home or community-based services" providers with at least 75 percent of gross revenues coming from State and Federal Medicaid programs can apply for an adjusted implementation schedule through the Office of Human Rights.

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