Wage Requirements Law

Program Overview

The Wage Requirement Law Program ensures workers on County funded projects receive livable wages. Contractors and subcontractors must pay their employees an hourly wage rate compliant with the annually adjusted rate established by the Montgomery County Wage Requirements 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 Wage Requirements Law 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that effective April 1, 2010, the exemption to the Wage Requirements Law for having fewer that 10 employees has been repealed.

The current Wage Requirements Law rate is $15.25 through June 30, 2021.
Effective July 1, 2020, the Wage Requirements Law rate is $15.25 through June 30, 2021.

Contact Information

Kerri Albright, Program Manager
Montgomery County Wage Requirements
Law Program
255 Rockville Pike, Suite 180
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-9920
Email: wrl@montgomerycountymd.gov


Documents & Resources

Procurement Staff Mailing Wage Documents

Virginia Tejada, who works in the DBRC, prepares a large mailing to vendors working under County contracts subject to the County’s Wage Requirements Law. Under the law, the rate that must be paid to workers is adjusted each July 1st.

Example of Wage Certificates

A letter from the Procurement director explaining the WRL and associated wage rate requirement is mailed in mid-May to more than 400 vendors under contract with the County. This is the formal notice to contractors of the rate adjustment and includes notices in English, Spanish and Korean announcing the rate for the upcoming fiscal year.