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The Living Wage Coalition Of Transylvania Co. Urges Local Employers To Pay Living Wage – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 11/19/2020 at 10:04am

The hourly living wage rate is based on the amount one person needs to earn when paid for 40 hours a week, 52 weks a year, resulting in a total annual income of at least 210 percent of the federal poverty level, which is for a single individual, not for a couple or a family, according to a press release from the coalition.

The current living wage rate for Transylvania County is $12.60 per hour. For employees who receive tips, that is taken into consideration. Living wage certified employers are permitted to pay a lower hourly rate if they also pay employees for other essential living exp...

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