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Employment Law Alert – Minimum Wage and Overtime Changes for Montgomery County Effective July 1st

July 1, 2020

On July 1, 2020, the Montgomery County Minimum Wage Rate will increase as follows: from $13.00 to $14.00 for large employers with 51 or more employees; from $12.50 to $13.25 for mid-sized employers with 11 to 50 employees; and from $12.50 to $13.00 for small employers with 10 or less employees. 

Tipped employees must still be paid at least $4.00 per hour and employees’ combined hourly and tipped amounts must equal at least the Montgomery County Minimum Wage Rate. 

There are several exemptions to the Montgomery County Minimum Wage Rate, including exceptions for employees aged 18 years and younger working less than 20 hours per week. However, employees under 18 years of age must earn at least 85% of the State Minimum Wage Rate.

Subject to exceptions and exemptions, employees that work over 40 hours per week must be paid overtime at 1.5 times their salary. 

Additional information is available on the flyer issued by the Maryland Department of Labor that is required to be posted by all employers.


The contents of this Alert are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about this Alert, please contact the Shulman Rogers attorney with whom you regularly work or a member of the Shulman Rogers Employment and Labor Law Group.