Minimum Wage Increase – D.C. and Montgomery County
Although the federal minimum wage rate remains the same at $7.25, several local jurisdictions in the mid-Atlantic region will see an increase in the minimum wage rate on July 1, 2020.
- District of Columbia – The minimum wage rate will increase to $15.00 per hour for all employees, regardless of employer size. The base rate for tipped employees will increase to $5.00 per hour; if the employee’s tips plus the base rate do not equal the minimum wage, the employer must make up the difference. The required poster is available here.
- Montgomery County, Maryland – The minimum wage rate will increase to $14.00 per hour for employers with more than 50 employees, $13.25 for mid-sized and certain other employers, and $13.00 for small employers. Our November 30, 2017 E-Updateprovides more detail on this law. The required poster is available here.