Maryland Wage & Hour Law

Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

What You Need to Know About Maryland Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Other Wage Claims

You can recover unpaid wages, overtime, and tips in Maryland if you know your rights and how to enforce them. Does your employer owe you unpaid wages or overtime? Or, maybe you need information on the breaks you’re entitled to, overtime rules, or your right to tips. If so, you'll find the information you need on this site to learn what you can do in Maryland to get the money you have earned.

Here, we answer many common questions about wage and hour law in Maryland, including:


A few things to keep in mind as you explore this site:

1. Wage and hour laws differ from state to state.

Most states have enacted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures for employees to follow if they have been treated unfairly. These regulations and procedures vary from state to state. Start by finding out about your rights to pay in Maryland.

2. Some states simply adopt the federal minimum wage and overtime standards, but most states have higher standards.

The U.S. Department of Labor  covers minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour matters. In states that have not adopted their own wage and hour regulations and procedures, your rights are set out by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

The Maryland Department of Labor, Employment Standards Service is the agency that enforces labor laws in Maryland. Check there to find out more about minimum wage and overtime rules in Maryland.

The minimum wage in Maryland is $15 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Maryland must be paid at least $15 an hour.


Montgomery County Minimum Wage

In Montgomery County, the minimum wage is $16.70 per hour for employees who work for employers with more than 50 employees. For those who work for smaller employers, the minimum wage is $15 an hour. 


Check Maryland Department of Labor, Employment Standards Service to find out more.

3. You are entitled to certain payments when your employment ends.

Your final paycheck must include certain amounts, regardless of whether you resigned, were laid off, or were fired. Find out whether your former employer met Maryland’s final paycheck requirements

If you leave your job for any reason in Maryland, whether by your own choice or your employer's action, your employer must pay your final paycheck on or before the next regular payday. 

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