Suffolk’s 2014 living wage, which applies to all county contractors and subcontractors, as well as companies benefiting from tax subsidies, grants, and other county assistance, is $13.37 an hour. The hourly minimum wage for those who receive health benefits from their employer is $11.74.
This reflects a 1.9-percent increase in the Suffolk cost of living index, according to a statement from the County Department of Labor. Affected employers were required to notify their workers in writing and make appropriate adjustments as of yesterday. New York State’s minimum wage for 2014 is $8.