The minimum wage is mandatory, but excludes certain workers that receive tips such as waiters and waitresses. Contact an employment attorney to discuss your situation.
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no it is not legal. You must be paid the minimum, if you are not paid the minimum you can contact the maryland department of labor for free help.
Should your employer retaliate against you for reporting him that is also illegal.
Please note that I am not permitted to give you legal advice because I am not admitted to the practice of law in Maryland, therefore my comments are general in nature. good luck
It depends. If your wage was already either at the minimum wage level or higher, then he has no obligation to increase wages. However, he must pay at least the State minimum wage. I would recommend keeping track of all of your pay stubs in the event that you need to go to Court and prove you have been underpaid. If your employer refuses to pay, then you can sue him for the difference between your wage and the minimum wage for hours worked as well as your attorney's fees and Court costs.
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