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New Minimum Wage Rates Effective July 1

Minimum Wage Rates Will Increase in MD, OR, DC, and Several Large Cities

Effective July 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase in the following states and localities as follows:

  • Maryland: $10.10 per hour
  • Oregon: $10.75 per hour ($12.00 per hour in the Portland metropolitan area; $10.50 per hour in nonurban counties)
  • District of Columbia (DC): $13.25 per hour
  • Los Angeles, CA: $13.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • Chicago, IL: $12.00 per hour
  • Cook County, IL: $11.00 per hour
  • San Francisco, CA: $15.00 per hour
  • Minneapolis, MN: $11.25 per hour for employers with 100 or more employees; $10.25 per hour for employers with 100 or fewer employees
  • Belmont, CA: $12.50 per hour
  • Emeryville, CA: $15.00 per hour
  • Malibu, CA: $13.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees  
  • Milpitas, CA: $13.50 per hour
  • Pasadena, CA: $13.25 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees; $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees
  • San Leandro, CA: $13.00 per hour
  • Montgomery County, MD: $12.25 per hour for employers with 51 or more employees; $12.00 per hour for employers with 2-50 employees

Additional minimum wage rates may apply for tipped employees and in metropolitan areas. Be sure to comply with any local wage requirements that apply to your business.

For more information on other state laws specific to your state, visit the State Laws section, click on your state, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.