Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the Nassau County Living Wage rate will increase from $15.50 to $15.54 per hour on August 1, 2015. The Living Wage Law applies to all County employees and businesses contracting with the County (contracts over $25,000). Enacted in January 2006, the Law ensures that employees earn a decent hourly wage including health benefits. The Living Wage Law went into effect in 2007 with hourly wage increased each August 1st.“Nassau County is leading the nation with its Living Wage increase to $15.54 an hour for employees and county contractors,” said Comptroller George Maragos. The $15.54 hourly wage does not include health care benefits for employees. Employers who provide such benefits are only required to pay $13.59 per hour.The Comptroller’s Office will be distributing posters in English, Spanish, and Creole to all County agencies and service providers to remind them about the August 1 wage increase. The poster is also available in English, Spanish, and Creole on the Comptroller’s website. English, Spanish, and Creole on the Comptroller’s website.
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