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2018 Midyear Minimum Wage Increases

Author: Charles E. McDonald, III (Greenville)

Published Date: July 10, 2018

On July 1, 2018, a number of states’ and localities’ minimum wage increases went into effect. The chart below summarizes state and locality mid-2018 minimum wage increases—as well as Delaware’s impending minimum wage increase, which will occur on October 1, 2018—along with the related change in maximum tip credit and minimum cash wage for tipped employees.

Jurisdiction
(in alphabetical order by state)

Minimum Wage

Maximum Tip Credit 

Minimum Cash Wage

Delaware

$8.75 (effective October 1, 2018)

$8.25 (current)

$6.52 (effective October 1, 2018)

$6.02 (current)

No Change: $2.23

Washington, D.C.

$13.25

$12.50 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$9.36

$9.17 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$3.89

$3.33 (prior to July 1, 2018)

Chicago, IL

$12.00

$11.00 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$5.75

$4.90 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$6.25

$6.10 (prior to July 1, 2018)

Cook County, IL

$11.00

$10.00 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$5.90

$5.05 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$5.10

$4.95 (prior to July 1, 2018)

Portland, ME

$10.90

$10.68 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$5.90

$5.68 (prior to July 1, 2018)

No Change: $5.00

Maryland

$10.10

$9.25 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$6.47

$5.62 (prior to July 1, 2018)

No Change: $3.63

Montgomery County, MD

$12.00 (for employers with 50 or fewer employees)

$12.25 (for employers with 51 or more employees)

$11.50 (prior to July 1, 2018)

$8.00 (for employers with 50 or fewer employees)

$8.25 (for employers with 51 or more employees)

$7.50 (prior to July 1, 2018)

No Change: $4.00

Minneapolis, MN

$10.25 (for employers with 100 or fewer employees)

$11.25 (for employers with more than 100 employees)

$10.00 (Prior to July 1, 2018)

Tip credit not allowed

Cash wage not allowed

Oregon

$10.75 (the standard wage that applies to most employers)

$10.50 (for nonurban employers)

$12.00 (for urban or Portland Metro employers)

$10.25 (standard)

$10.00 (nonurban)

$11.25 (urban)

(prior to July 1, 2018)

Tip credit not allowed

Cash wage not allowed


We cover the mid-year minimum wage increases applicable to California localities in our article, “California’s 2018 Midyear Minimum Wage Increases.”

Charles E. McDonald, III  (Greenville)

Charles E. McDonald III
Mr. McDonald is a shareholder in the Greenville office and practices primarily in the area of employment litigation and advise and counseling. He was certified as a specialist in employment and labor law by the Supreme Court of South Carolina in 2006. Mr. McDonald represents a variety of employers in employment litigation matters ranging from breach of employment contracts to cases involving discrimination in areas of race, sex, age, and disability in both individual and class actions. He...

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