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Maryland Senate advances version of minimum wage bill that would give small businesses until 2028 to reach $15

Maryland Senate advances version of minimum wage bill that would give small businesses until 2028 to reach $15

The Maryland Senate is advancing a version of a minimum wage increase that gives small businesses more time to reach a $15 minimum wage.

The state’s current minimum wage is $10.10 per hour after increasing for the past four years.

The Senate’s version of the bill requires large businesses — defined as having at least 15 employees — to start paying at least $11 per hour, increasing to $15 in 2025.

Smaller businesses would have a more gradual phase-in that would bring the minimum wage to $15 for their employees by 2028.

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