Minimum Wage Hike Coming Before Maryland Senate

ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – A measure to raise Maryland’s minimum wage is coming before the state Senate as early as today. The measure phases in increases over the next several years, topping out at $10.10 in July of 2018. It also freezes the minimum wage for tipped workers at $3.63. An employer may pay an employee who is 19 or younger 85% of the minimum wage for the employee’s first six months. It includes a four-year 3.5% mandated increase for community service providers who work with the developmentally disabled to keep their pay above minimum wage. Maryland’s legislative session ends Monday at midnight.

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