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July 1, 2024

State and Local – but Not Federal – Minimum Wages Increase Effective July 1, 2024

Oregon, Nevada, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, along with local jurisdictions across the country, increased the minimum wages effective July 1, 2024.
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Megan K. Mechak
Mon., 07/01/2024

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers pay workers no less than a set minimum wage per hour worked. Although the federal minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 per hour for nearly a decade and a half (since July 24, 2009), the second half of 2024 brings wage increases in jurisdictions around the country. These state-wide increases include:

  • Nevada: $12.00 per hour
  • Oregon: $13.70 to $15.95 per hour depending on the part of the state where the work is performed
  • Puerto Rico: $10.50/hour
  • Washington, D.C.: $17.50/hour for non-tipped workers (up from $17.00/hour) and $10.00 per hour for tipped employees (up from $8.00 per hour);

Additionally, local jurisdictions have also increased their minimum wages effective July 1, including Montgomery County, Maryland, where the minimum wage is now $15.00 to $17.15 per hour, depending on employer size. These state and local minimum wage requirements can generally be enforced through state courts.

MSE represents workers who have not been paid as required by the FLSA, including workers who have not been paid the minimum wage required by law or who have not been paid for all of their work. If you are a worker and your employer has not paid you for all of your work, visit our website or contact MSE at to learn more about your rights.

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When McGillivary Steele Elkin LLP decides to take your case, it is because we believe there is an unacceptable workplace violation that has negatively impacted you or resulted in your employer paying less than what the law requires and which we have a reasonable chance of remedying. We recognize that meritorious claims should not go unremedied because of the level of a person’s resources.

To ensure accessible and available legal representation for all our clients, MSE handles cases through different forms of fee arrangements, including contingency fees, hourly fees and fixed fees.

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