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$15 Minimum Wage Bill Signed in Maryland’s Most Populous County

Nov. 13, 2017, 9:26 PM

Maryland’s most populous county, Montgomery County, will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour under a bill signed Nov. 13 by County Executive Ike Leggett (D).

Beginning in 2018, businesses in the Washington, D.C., suburb will see annual increases in the minimum wage from its current $11.50 until it reaches $15 per hour. But employers will face varying rates of increase, depending on how many workers they have. Businesses with 51 or more employees will see a $15 minimum wage in 2021. Employers with 11 to 50 employees will have until 2023 to begin paying $15. Businesses with 10 ...