Effective July 1, 2017, Maryland, Oregon, and the District of Columbia will increase their minimum wage rates.
The state of Maryland will change its minimum wage rate from $8.75 an hour to $9.25 an hour effective July 1, 2017. It will change again July 1, 2018, to $10.10 an hour. Additionally, Montgomery County’s minimum wage changes to $11.50 on July 1 of this year as well. For more information on Maryland’s minimum wage rates, visit the Maryland Department of Labor’s website.
The state of Oregon will also change its minimum wage starting July 1, 2017. In addition to a standard minimum wage, which will change from $9.75 per hour to $10.25, a different rate applies employers located in Portland Metro. That rate will change from $9.75 per hour to $11.25 an hour. Finally, a third rate applies within certain nonurban counties and will change from $9.50 per hour to $10.00 an hour. Visit the Oregon state website to check which zone applies to your business.
The District of Columbia will change its minimum wage rate to $12.50 an hour, up from $11.50 per hour, effective July 1, 2017. The minimum wage will increase in subsequent years and eventually to $15.00 per hour on July 1, 2020. Future increases will then be based on the Consumer Price Index. For more information visit the District of Columbia Department of Employer Services website.