1/1/16 - 6/30/17 = $12.53/hour, $11.03 with health insurance benefits
7/1/17 - 6/30/19 = $13.35/hour, $11.85 with health insurance benefits
7/1/19 - 6/30/21 = $15.00/hour, $13.50 with health insurance benefits
Our current wage rate, which holds until June 30, 2017, is $12.53/hour for individuals without employer-provided health insurance, or $11.03/hour for employees with employer-provided health insurance (or employees reimbursed for at least 50% of their cost of health insurance).
For tipped employees, when averaged out, wages plus tips must equal at least $12.53 / $11.03. Independent contractors, who are self-employed and receive a “1099,” must be paid at least $2/hour more than the current living wage rate, or at least $14.53
An employer may pay less than a living wage to apprentices, temporary or project-based employees, and interns. An employer may also pay less than a living wage to a new hire in a probationary period not to exceed 90 days. All of these circumstances will require additional information and will be reviewed by our certification committee.
While we aspire to expand this project to other communities, we are currently limiting living wage certification to Durham-based employers or businesses with a location within Durham County. Certification criteria apply to all Durham-based employees.
Please read through the details of the program and definitions before applying: http://www.durhamlivingwage.org/definitions