The Living Wage Law requires contractors and subcontractors to pay a
Living Wage to employees performing work on certain State service contracts, in excess of $100,000 with
The Living Wage Law authorizes the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to administer and enforce the law.
The Commissioner of Labor and Industry is required to adjust the wage rates based on the Consumer Price
Index and to allow certain reductions to the wage rates.
Effective, at midnight on September 28, 2015, the Living Wage rates will be adjusted to $13.59 per hour in Tier 1 areas and $10.21 in Tier 2 areas, depending on the location where the services are being performed or on the location benefiting from the work. The Living Wage rates change each year and are published in July at the beginning of the State’s fiscal year and effective 90 days from the end of the State fiscal year in June.
The Commissioner of Labor and Industry has developed a Living Wage Notice, which includes the Living
Wage rate, the employee's rights, and the name, address, and telephone number of the Commissioner of Labor
and Industry. The Notice is available on this website and is required
to be posted in a prominent and easily accessible place at the work site.
Failure to comply with the Living Wage Law will result in the assessment of penalty damages and
payment of restitution to the appropriate employees.