Minimum Wage Increases in Montgomery County

As of July 1, the prevailing minimum wage in Montgomery County has increased, and continues to follow a sliding scale based on the size of an employer. For county-based “large employers,” defined as having 51 or more employees under county labor law, the minimum wage is now $15. For employers with between 11 and 50 employees, the wage is $14, and for employers with 10 or fewer workers, the minimum wage is $13.50 per hour.

Please click here to view a new one-pager created by the county that breaks down this increase, and future scheduled increases. In coming years, the minimum wage for large employers is set to be indexed every July 1 to increases in the Consumer Price Index. The wage floor for businesses with 50 or fewer employees is set to increase by 50 cents per year until hitting $15, at which point it will also be linked to CPI increases.

There are several exemptions to the implementation, mainly for part-time workers under the age of 18. Those workers cannot be paid less than 85 percent of the state’s minimum wage, which is currently $11.75 for businesses with 15 or more employees and $11.60 for businesses with 14 or fewer.

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