Maryland legislature overrides veto of $15 minimum wage
Monday, April 1, 2019

Maryland legislature overrides veto of $15 minimum wage

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

The Maryland State Legislature on March 28 has acted on Governor Larry Hogan’s March 27 veto of the “Fight for Fifteen” minimum wage legislation with a Gubernatorial Veto Override, pushing the $15 minimum wage bills into law.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 27 vetoed minimum wage bills Senate Bill 280 and House Bill 166, saying it “could cost us jobs, negatively impact our economic competitiveness, and devastate our state’s economy.”

The measures call for a series of increases to the state minimum wage, with an initial increase from the current $10.10 per hour to $11 per hour on January 1, 2020, and reaching $15 per hour in January of 2025 for large employers and in July of 2026 for small employers with 14 or fewer employees.

Now Chapters 10 and 11, H.B. 166 and S.B. 180, are effective June 1, 2019.

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