October 16, 2014

New Minimum Wage in Effect for County

County Executive Ike Leggett (at podium) and supporters of the County’s new minimum wage law at the recent announcement. Also participating were (behind Leggett’s right) Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Mark Elrich. 

The County’s Minimum Wage Law that went into effect October 1 raised the local minimum wage to $8.40 per hour. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase each year until it reaches the maximum of $11.50 on October 1, 2017.

The new Minimum Wage Law will be enforced through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. The contact information for inquiries on Wage and Hour Enforcement is: Employment Standards Service, 1100 North Eutaw St., Room 607, Baltimore, MD 21201; call 410-767-2357; fax 410-333-7303; email ess@dllr.state.md.us.

For more information, read the information sheet, visit the MC311 webpage or call a customer service representative at MC311. There is also a document detailing wage/tip calculations (pdf) that can be downloaded.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, MoCo just prevented half the black youth in our fair county from getting a job. It always feels good to raise the minimum wage and help the working poor. Doing so in a way that takes into the account the whole economy, especially how it impacts employers and the cost of goods and services, is always harder. Long live the People's Republic of Maryland, the 42nd worst state in the nation to start and run a business! (2014 CNBC analysis).

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