Office of Business Relations and Compliance
Wage Requirements ("Living Wage") Law
The Living Wage Program ensures workers on County funded projects receive livable wages. Contractors and subcontractors must pay employees a "Living Wage" compliant with the annually adjusted rate established by the Montgomery County Wage Law on qualifying contracts.
The County Council passed on June 11, 2002, and the County Executive signed on June 20, 2002, Bill 5-02, relating to Living Wage Requirements on Service Contracts. Please note that effective April 1, 2010, the exemption to the Wage Requirements Law for having fewer that 10 employees has been repealed. Effective July 1, 2012 the Wage Requirements rate is $13.65 through June 30, 2013. Effective July 1, 2013 the Wage Requirements rate will be $13.95 through June 30, 2014.
- Wage Requirements Law -- pdf | 210 KB
- Wage Requirements Law Payroll Report Form -- pdf | 590 KB
- Wage Requirements (Living Wage) FAQ -- pdf | 47 KB
- Living Wage Annual Report -- pdf | 16 KB
Please report any violations of the Living Wage Law to:
Jack Gibala, Program Manager,
Montgomery County Prevailing Wage Program
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 180, Rockville, MD 20850