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Breaking: Maryland General Assembly Overrides Hogan Veto of $15 Minimum Wage

Maryland’s minimum wage is going up. On March 28, Maryland’s General Assembly overrode the veto of Governor Larry Hogan, making the increases to minimum wage that had previously passed the legislature official. Read more about the increases here. Starting in January, and continuing until at least 2025 (and 2026 for smaller businesses), Maryland employers will need to regularly increase compensation to minimum wage employees. Business owners will have to consider all of their options for managing this increased cost of labor.




If you do business in Maryland, be sure to speak with your legal advisor. An attorney can help you quickly and cost-effectively plan ahead. For guidance about this or any labor and employment issue, don’t hesitate to contact me.



As an accomplished labor and employment attorney and Practice Group Director, Mr. Berger provides business counsel to employers on employee matters and is well-versed in litigating in both state and federal courts. Russell Berger is the trusted legal counsel every business owner needs to feel confident in their decision-making and secure with their assets. As a Practice Group Director at Offit Kurman, Mr. Berger has direct experience with managing other managers, which he draws from in advising his clients. He is a pragmatic problem-solver that works efficiently and tirelessly to present his clients the best possible solutions to their most complicated issues. He represents employers, businesses, and professionals in employment disputes across the nation.






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