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Living Wage

Living Wage and Service Contract Worker Retention Policy

The Living Wage Policy (LWP) is applicable on Professional Service Contracts that are $25,000 or greater and have a contract term of twelve (12) months or more. The LWP also provides employees with at least twelve (12) days compensated time off for full-time employees and six (6) for part-time employees, who meet the criteria for a covered employee. The living wage rate expires on June 30 th of each year.

Effective July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Contract Bid/Award Date Full Wage Rate Basic Hourly Wage Health Benefits*
Contracts Bid/Awarded before June 30, 2019 $20.15 $14.60 $5.55
Contracts Bid between July 1, 2019 $21.21 $15.66 $5.55
Contracts Bid between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 $22.05 $16.50 $5.55
*A maximum of the posted amount may be used to provide health benefits. If no health benefits are provided, this amount must be paid to be employees.
Please contact DEODLaborcompliance@metro.net for assistance with determining which wage is applicable to your contracts.