Minimum Wage Updates

According to a recent Pay Matters newsletter, the following wage increases went into effect on July 1st. Washington, DC minimum wage increased to $12.50 from $11.50; in Maryland, to $9.25 from $8.75; and in Oregon, the standard hourly minimum wage increased to $10.25 from $9.75, the Portland metro minimum wage increased to $11.25 from $9.75; and the nonurban counties minimum wage increased to $10 from $9.50.

Local minimum wage changes also took effect in municipalities in Arizona (Flagstaff), California (Emeryville, Long Beach, Los Angeles city and county, Malibu, Milpitas, Pasadena, San Francisco, San Jose, San Leandro, Santa Monica), Illinois (Chicago, Cook County), and Maryland (Montgomery County).