Minimum Wage Set to Increase to $13 on Monday, July 1

Minimum wage in Montgomery County is set to increase to $13 on July 1, 2019 for large employers, $12.50 for mid-sized and small employers.

Per Enacted Bill 28-17:

A “large employer” is an employer who employs 51 or more employees;

A “mid-sized employer” is:
• an employer who employs between eleven and 50 employees; or
• an employer who employs eleven or more employees and:
– has tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or
– provides “home health services” as defined by 42 C.F.R. § 440.70 or “home or community-based services” as defined by 42 C.F.R. § 440.180, and receives at least 75% of gross revenues through state and federal Medicaid programs.

A “small employer” is an employer who employs 10 or fewer employees.

Recent Stories

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released his weekly update to the community. It’s available via video above or written below:

A site plan was submitted earlier this month by Rosenfeld Investments for the redevelopment of Loehmann’s Plaza at 5200 Randolph Rd. in Rockville. Renderings available below, courtesy of Montgomery Planning.

Catherine Ladd, a 1st grade teacher at Wood Acres Elementary in Bethesda (MCPS), is a semi-finalist for “America’s Favorite Teacher.”

The Montgomery County Council has announced it will commemorate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month on Tuesday, May 21 at 1 pm.

FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival

Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you’re an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

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