The council of Montgomery County, Md., passed a bill Jan. 17 to increase the county’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, and 2022 for businesses with less than 25 employees.
A result of a 5-4 council vote, the minimum wage increase bill is now in the hands of County Executive Isiah Leggett, who has until Jan. 27 to decide whether to sign it into law.
At this point, there are a couple of possible scenarios. Leggett can sign the bill, veto it, or let it become law without signing it. If vetoed, the council could override it with six votes.
If passed, Montgomery County will be the first Maryland jurisdiction and second in the region (following Washington, D.C. in June 2016), to move to a $15 minimum wage.
The county, in the meantime, has an existing minimum wage increase – from $10.75 to $11.50 per hour – scheduled July 1, 2017.
Posting and Notice Requirements
The current Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law – Montgomery County posting, reflecting the 2016 and 2017 minimum wage rates (mentioned above), is required for all employers in the county to display to employees.
GovDocs will continue to monitor this story for developments, including any posting updates related to the $15 rate increase.