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Johns Hopkins, UMMS to increase employee minimum wage to $15 per hour

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Posted at 9:30 AM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-10 10:16:18-04

BALTIMORE — Come September 12, the University of Maryland Medical System will begin paying their employees a $15 hourly minimum wage.

The increase affects approximately 1,500 full and part-time employees, which equates to about five percent of the system’s workforce.

Johns Hopkins University raised their minimum wage to $15 back on July 1.

Employees on the health system side of Hopkins will see the change effective January 1, 2022.

The move comes four years before a Maryland law passed in 2019 takes full effect.

As Baltimore's largest employer, Johns Hopkins says more than 6,000 Maryland workers will directly benefit.