1.1.21 – WBAL –Baltimore
It increases to $11.60 for those working for employers with 14 or fewer employees. The minimum wage is set to increase by 75 cents a year until it reaches $15 by the year 2025.New state laws related to health care kick in Friday.
Marylanders eager to turn the page on 2020, excited to step into 2021, should be aware of new laws.
New laws will hit the books that will affect Maryland workers, shoppers and electric scooters.
Maryland’s minimum wage increases Friday from $11 to $11.70 an hour for businesses with 15 or more employees. It increases to $11.60 for those working for employers with 14 or fewer employees.
The minimum wage is set to increase by 75 cents a year until it reaches $15 by the year 2025.
New state laws related to health care kick in Friday. Providers will be banned from charging copays or deductibles for prostate cancer screenings, and another measure is designed to make it easier for people having trouble getting pregnant to get IVF treatments covered by insurance.
Scooters get a new statute in 2021: electric low-speed scooters must have tactile displays to convey key contact information to the visually impaired.
And in Baltimore City, a plastic bag ban begins on Jan. 13. Shoppers who want a paper bag will have to pay a fee. Businesses will be required to charge 5 cents for each alternative bag.
Two state laws concerning political campaigns take effect Friday, including one that says a candidate who lost cannot run as a write-in candidate the next year.