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Today, July 1, 2014, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia undergoes its first increase in a three-tiered hike, increasing to $9.50 per hour for all District employees. The base minimum wage for tipped restaurant employees remains at $2.77 per hour. By July 1, 2016, the minimum wage in the District will become $11.50 per hour, to be increased as follows:
- July 1, 2014: $9.50
- July 1, 2015: $10.50
- July 1, 2016: $11.50
The District of Columbia will mail new D.C. Minimum Wage workplace posters to all employers in the District.
Maryland is also set to increase its minimum wage rate up to $10.10 per hour, starting January 1, 2015. Minimum wage increases in Maryland are slated to be rolled out as follows:
- January 1, 2015: $8.00
- July 1, 2015: $8.25
- July 1, 2016: $8.75
- July 1, 2017: $9.25
- July 1, 2018: $10.10
The State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s mandated Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime poster containing the updated minimum wage rates is available here.