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MD, DC and Delaware have initiated minimum wage changes for employees working in their states.

  • Delaware – Effective June 1st 2015, the minimum wage increased to $8.25/Hr., up from $7.75./Hr.
  • District of Columbia – Effective July 1st, 2015, the minimum wage increased to $10.50/Hr., up from $9.50/Hr.
  • Maryland – Effective July 1st, 2015, the minimum wage increased to $8.25/Hr., up from $8.00/Hr.

Also, both DC and Maryland have planned additional minimum wage increases for July 1, 2016.  DC plans to increase its minimum wage $11.50/Hr. and Maryland to $8.75/Hr.

Virginia has no plans to change their minimum wage rate. It remains at $7.25/Hr.

Tipped Employees:

Employers with tipped employees are entitled to pay a sub-minimum rate to those tipped employees. However, they need to ensure that ALL tipped employees earn no less than the minimum wage with their tips.  The sub-minimum rate for each of these states is:

  • DE – $2.23/Hr. with a tip credit up to $6.02/Hr.
  • DC – $2.77/Hr. with a tip credit up to $7.73/Hr.
  • MD – $3.63/Hr. with a tip credit up to $4.62/Hr.
  • VA – Employers are not required by law to pay tipped employees any cash wages.  However, employees must earn the minimum wage on tips.  If not, the employer must make up the difference.

Payroll Network is providing this information to make you aware of these minimum wage changes. It is not our intention to provide you with any specific legal advice.  Please consult your attorney or other advisors if you have questions.

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