Fight against Fifteen
Maryland’s current minimum wage, at $10.10 per hour, is well above the federal minimum wage standard of $7.25 per hour. There has been legislation introduced before the General Assembly that would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour.
The business community agrees that this raise would drastically alter the price of doing business, especially for smaller organizations. In response to these changes, jobs will be lost, barriers to employment will be greater and Maryland will find itself at a regional disadvantage. Our legislators need to focus alternatively, on creating quality workforce development and education opportunities to fill the skills gap in industries where workers are most needed.
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