As of July 1, 2018, the minimum wage for the state of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Mongtomery County, Maryland all increased. The following increases immediately take effect as of Sunday:
Wage payments owed to tipped employees are frequently mishandled by employers. Under most circumstances, employers of tipped workers are permitted to pay lower wages than the standard minimum wage.
At first blush, the recent decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals might not appear to be especially significant. After all, the court held that overtime pay is included in the statutory definition of "wages."