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.