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Nassau workers’ living wage increases to $14.91

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos is calling for

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos is calling for an investigation into whether the county may have lost money due to the recent LIBOR scandal roiling Wall Street. (June 22, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County’s official living wage rose Wednesday to $14.91, according to a statement from the office of Comptroller George Maragos.

The new rate is up 30 cents from $14.61. The hourly wage for employees who receive health care coverage through work is $13.11, the statement said.

In effect since 2007, the Living Wage Law applies to county employees and contracted workers whose agreements are worth more than $25,000.

Yearly increases to the living wage occur every Aug. 1 to ensure county employees make a “decent hourly wage,” the statement said.

Above: Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos. (June 22, 2012)


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