Maryland employers should be aware that the minimum wage in Maryland will increase to $10.10 per hour effective July 1, 2018. Montgomery County employers will have a different, higher rate: $12.25 per hour if the employer has 51 or more employees and $12.00 per hour if the employer has 50 or fewer employees. Prince George’s County’s minimum wage will remain at $11.50 per hour.
Employers who use the tip credit, such as restaurants, should revise their tip credit notices to reflect the change and have each affected employee sign the notice.
Additional detail, and updated poster forms, can be obtained through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s overtime web page. Council Baradel employment law attorneys Susan Stobbart Shapiro and Steven A. Brown are available to answer any questions you may have.