April 5, 2019
On March 20th, the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate reached an agreement on a Conference Committee Report on HB 166 and SB 280. Both Chambers subsequently voted to approve the Conference Committee Report, thus finalizing the legislation. It will now be on its way to the Governor’s desk for further action.
As reported in The Washington Post, the minimum wage in Maryland will go to $15 / hour. In the final version there will be an increase of $1.00/year until reaching $15 on January 1, 2025 for employers over 15 employees. Smaller employers will have additional time to reach the $15 maximum.
“Testimony related to the District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) at the DC Council Committee on Labor & Workforce Development’s Budget Oversight Hearing on April 18th “
Please note- testimony from Fred Codding and Vic Cornellier can be witnessed at time 2 hour 07 mins – 2 hour 27 mins.
Audit: D.C. fails to enforce law requiring contractors to hire out-of-work residents
The renovation of Duke Ellington School of the Arts was among the projects reviewed by the D.C. Auditor’s office as part of an audit of the city’s local hiring requirement. (Photo by Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
By Fenit Nirappil April 19 at 3:00 AM Email the author
The District government failed to make sure that companies with city contracts hired unemployed residents as required by law and rarely penalized those who didn’t, according to an audit released Thursday.
Between 2013 and 2016, the city failed to enforce local hiring requirements, even after lawmakers tightened the rules and added penalties in 2011, according to a report by D.C. Auditor Kathleen Patterson.
The 30-year-old “First Source” program is based on a simple principle: Private companies that receive public dollars should help city residents find work.