Maryland Updates Minimum Wage, Discrimination Posters; New MD Labor Law Poster Required

The latest required changes to the Maryland labor law poster are on the Minimum Wage, Employment Discrimination, and Work Permit for Minors posters.

Maryland’s minimum wage increases to $8.00 per hour effective January 1, 2015, to $8.25 effective July 1, 2015, to $8.75 effective July 1, 2016, to $9.25 effective July 1, 2017, and to $10.10 effective July 1, 2018. In addition, amusement and recreational establishments must pay employees at least 85% of the state rate or $7.25, whichever is higher.

Also, new information has been added to the Employment Discrimination poster specifying a new discrimination category of “gender identity,” and the “national origin” category was expanded to include “ancestry.” Additionally, the “gender/sex” category was changed to “sex.”

Lastly, the Work Permit for Minors poster now specifies that employers must keep a work permit on file for 3 years. Minors must now also complete the required information for the permit online, and the minor, parents and the employer must sign the permit.

We are publishing an updated MD poster with these latest changes. For more information about the Maryland labor law poster, or to learn more about our 1-Year Compliance Plan with free automatic updates, go to the Poster Compliance Center Maryland labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.