LABOR LAW NEWS
Maryland Approves $15 Minimum Wage
By Kelsey Basten
Published on April 2, 2019
On March 20, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a new state minimum wage law. The law will raise the state’s minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 by 2025.
UPDATE (April 17, 2023): New Maryland minimum wage law.
First, for employers with 15 or more employees, the wage rate will increase $0.75 each year until 2024, and increase $1 in 2025 as follows:
- Jan. 1, 2020: $11
- Jan. 1, 2021: $11.75
- Jan. 1, 2022: $12.50
- Jan. 1, 2023: $13.25
- Jan. 1, 2024: $14
- Jan. 1, 2025: $15
Next, for employers with 14 or less employees, the wage rate will increase $0.60 each year until 2025, and increase $1 in 2026 as follows:
- Jan. 1, 2020: $11.00
- Jan. 1, 2021: $11.60
- Jan. 1, 2022: $12.20
- Jan. 1, 2023: $12.80
- Jan. 1, 2024: $13.40
- Jan. 1, 2025: $14
- Jan. 1, 2026: $14.60
- July 1, 2026: $15
The bill was enacted after the legislature overrode Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto.
State Wage Laws
Furthermore, a few other states with recently updated wage laws include:
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