Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the Nassau County Living Wage rate increased from $15.21 to $15.50 per hour today, August 1, 2014. 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.
The $15.50 hourly wage does not include health care benefits for employees. Employers who provide such benefits are only required to pay $13.58 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.