Minimum wage increases in Montgomery Co. Sunday

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MONTGOMERY CO. – Workers in Montgomery County could be seeing a change to their paychecks starting Sunday.

The minimum wage is increasing in Montgomery County to at least $12 on July 1.

The size of the increase is determined by the size of the business and how many workers the business employs. County officials categorize employers with 51 or more workers as a large business and employers with 50 or fewer workers as mid-sized or small.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Large employers are required to pay workers at least $12.25 per hour starting July 1, 2018.
    • By July 1, 2022, large employers must pay workers $15 per hour.
  • Mid-sized employers will have to pay workers $12 per hour starting July 1, 2018.
    • By the same date in 2022, mid-sized employers must pay workers $14.50 per hour.
  • Small employers must pay workers $12 per hour starting July 1, 2018.
    • By July 1, 2022, they will be required to pay workers at least $14 per hour.

County Executive Ike Leggett signed Bill 28-17 (Human Rights and Civil Liberties – County Minimum Wage) in November of 2017.

Officials say the minimum wage does not apply to employees younger than 19 who work fewer than 20 hours per week.

You can read more about the bill here.