The increase from $10.10 is one of the state’s new laws taking effect Wednesday.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland’s minimum wage is rising to $11 an hour. The increase from $10.10 is one of the state’s new laws taking effect Wednesday. The minimum wage for companies with 15 or more employees will have future increases over the next several years and reach $15 in 2025. The wage for companies with 14 or fewer employees also goes up to $11 Wednesday. Companies with 14 or fewer employees will be required to pay $15 an hour in 2026.
Another new law taking effect Wednesday requires authorities to test rape kits. Lawmakers also set aside $3.5 million to help local police departments pay to test them.