New Year, New Local Minimum Wage Increases

Maryland: Effective January 1, 2020, Maryland’s statewide minimum wage increased from $11.00/hour to $11.75/hour for employers with 15 or more employees. For employers with fewer than 15 employees, the new rate is $11.60/hour. The $3.63/hour rate for tipped employees remains unchanged.

Montgomery County: Annual wage rate increases in Montgomery County will take effect as scheduled on July 1, 2021. The rate will increase to $15.00/hour for employers with 51 or more employees, $14.00 for employees with 50 or fewer employees and $13.50 for employers with 10 or fewer employees.

Prince George’s County: As of January 1, 2021, Prince George’s County will follow Maryland’s statewide minimum wage, adopting the increases noted above.

Virginia: Virginia has postponed its scheduled wage increase until May 1st. At that time, the minimum wage will increase from $7.25/hour to $9.50/hour.

D.C.: In 2020, D.C. increased its minimum wage from $14.00/hour to $15.00/hour for all employers regardless of size and $4.45/hour to $5.00/hour for tipped workers.

Meredith S. Campbell
Chair, Employment and Labor Group

Co-Chair, Corporate Investigations, Governance and Risk Management T(301)255-0550, Employment and Labor Group